Quarrying

Quarrying

OccupationsScotton September 24, 2015 0

In more recent times quarrying has become one of the more dominant industries in Scotton and Lingerfield. Stone, sand and gravel have all been extracted on a major scale, this has had implications for local employment. Read more
Publicans

Publicans

OccupationsScotton September 24, 2015 0

In the C19th the village had four public houses. The Star (currently the Guy Fawkes), the Bay Horse and the George IV all on the main street. The fourth, the Fox and Hounds, was at the junction of Ripley road and Scotton new road and was a later addition.... Read more
Farming

Farming

Occupations September 24, 2015 0

C14th Manor Farm, Scotton. David Briggs Johnson and family c.1900. David purchased the farm in 1890. Farming has always been Scotton’s number one industry and farmers, farm labourers and associated trades eg., wheelwrights and blacksmiths have historically outnumbered all other occupations. Read more