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If you are thinking of moving to Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here are some reasons why Scunthorpe may be right for you …

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  • For centuries, iron and steel production has dominated the economy of Scunthorpe – the iron industry had its beginnings there as early as the 10th century;
  • Once employing tens of thousands in the 1950s, the workforce has shrunk steadily and markedly – with a last-minute sale of the remaining steel works saving an estimated 4,400 jobs
  • Nevertheless, manufacturing still accounts for nearly 23% of jobs (almost double the national average), followed by jobs in hotels and restaurants and the health and education sectors.

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Humberside airport is just a few miles to the east, along the M180 motorway, which also serves east-west road traffic
  • Rail links to Manchester and Cleethorpes are served by the South Trans Pennine railway line.

Education 🎓 

  • Further education institutions include John Leggott Sixth-Form College, North Lindsey College and Humber University Technical College
  • The town has six secondary schools and 12 primary schools. 

Environment 🌷

  • It cannot be denied that the heavy industries of Scunthorpe’s past continue to dominate the urban area
  • Nevertheless, there is an attractive Central Park and the areas immediately outside the town remain fertile farmland and wooded areas
  • Within just a few miles of Scunthorpe are the popular 7 Lakes Country Park and Normanby Hall Country Park 

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • Said to be a pub trivia quiz favourite is the fact that Scunthorpe United has had three England captains play for the team – football captains Kevin Keegan, Ray Clemence and cricketer Ian Botham
  • Since the town has long been the centre of the iron and steel industry, its football team Scunthorpe United is of course known simply as The Iron
  • A macabre golfing story come from the name of the 14th hole of Scunthorpe Golf Club – it’s called the Mallard after a golf ball struck it dead, and the stuffed remains are proudly displayed in the Club House.