Category: Streetscapes

  • Thorpe Arnold

    Thorpe Arnold

    Lag Lane – 1961 After taking the remake, I walked down Lag Lane, crossed Saxby Road (B676) and continued on the public footpath to Brentingby. There is a historical connection between both small farming villages. According to the Leicester Survey (c.1125), in the early 12th century, the Earl of Leicester held the manor of Brentingby […]

  • Melton Mowbray

    Melton Mowbray

    North Railway Station – 1970 The so-called Beeching’s cuts of British railways swept across the country in the mid-1960s, dismantling 4,000 miles of railway tracks and closing one-third of the 7,000 railway stations. Lots of them were demolished, with the much-loved architectural Melton Mowbray North railway station buildings and the nearby Scalford Road bridge among […]

  • Fort William

    Fort William

    For a year, photographer and history researcher Estelle Slegers Helsen has wandered around Lochaber in the footsteps of W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967). Estelle has made a series of remakes roughly 70 years after Thomson originally depicted the landscape. She has talked to local people along her journey and now each week Estelle will be taking […]

  • Wycomb


    Stowleigh – 1900s For 18 months since this series has been running, I have been looking for a postcard or old picture with a street view of Wycomb, a hamlet north of Melton Mowbray. Last month my patience was rewarded when getting in touch with Janice and Will Pickard. Browsing through family documents, which they […]

  • Stapleford


    Stapleford Park – 1960s The miniature railway, roaring lions, and small ship rides on the park lakes. These are three scenes etched on people’s memory who has been living in the wider Stapleford area in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. For Sally Hatton, Stapleford Park was her place of birth: “My gran was in service […]