Melton Borough Villages

Discover the remakes of an eclectic collection of old postcards and photographs from the end of the 19th century to the 1970s, highlighting the 70 villages of the Melton Borough and Melton Mowbray.

  • Pickwell

    Pickwell

    The village ‘traffic island’ – Early 1930s A 1d. scarlet postage stamp bearing the face of King Edward V on the reverse of the old postcard, and a picture of the War Memorial, dedicated in 1925, would date the picture to the early 1930s. Most of the objects on the villages’ ‘traffic island’ have disappeared. […]

  • Waltham on the Wolds

    Waltham on the Wolds

    High Street – Early 1900s An empty sandy main street vanishes, curving in the winter mist. All old houses and buildings are still there. Modern features are added: some cars, a satellite dish, and a rooftop antenna. The Church of St. Mary Magdelene, with 13th and 14th century Norman origins, rises as a backdrop. A […]