Category: Melton Borough Villages

  • Saxby


    Garthorpe Road – 1960 “The village can be missed if you look down to turn on your car radio,” wrote Richard Edmondson in the Melton Times of 28 September 1984 about Saxby. If you should do so, there is also a chance you will end up on the verge because of the main road twisting […]

  • Six Hills

    Six Hills

    The Durham Ox – Late 1940s “To start. There are no hills at Six Hills,” said Bob Trubshaw of The Wolds Historical Organisation (WHO), founded in 1987 to promote interest in the local history of the villages on the western side of the Leicestershire Wolds in Charnwood Borough. Six Hills lies on the edge of […]

  • Little Dalby

    Little Dalby

    Church of St James – 1910s Halfway up the road, Church Street becomes somewhat steep and bumpy. I leave my car and continue on foot. Nature is in full spring with the sweet smell of hawthorn and cow parsley. My destination is Little Dalby’s Church of St James, standing isolated on a crisp green wooded […]

  • Welby


    St Bartholomew’s Church – 1900s Set on a hill to the north overlooking farmland and Welby Grange Farm, to the south the industrial park of Holwell Works, the St Bartholomew’s Church of Welby is the most isolated church in the Melton Mowbray Borough. “The church is the only medieval building of what was once Welby […]

  • Asfordby Valley

    Asfordby Valley

    Rosebery Avenue – 1904-1906/8 About a century ago, standing in the middle of a street with a heavyweight camera mounted on a robust tripod to take a picture wasn’t an issue. Traffic was sparse and slow. But a photographer’s visit was an attraction, and residents were often pictured in their Sunday best. For a 2022 […]