• Thorpe Satchville

    Thorpe Satchville

    Church Lane – 1920s My tripod is set alongside the busy Main Street part of the road from Melton Mowbray to Market Harborough (B6047), with a view into Church Street. A lot of cars go faster than the 30 mph speed limit. Some hit their brakes when noticing my camera, thinking I am checking for […]

  • Holwell

    Holwell

    The Village Green – 1910s Holwell is associated with extensive iron ore quarrying from the end of the 19th century up to the 1960s in this part of the Leicestershire Wolds. Although the landscape around the village dramatically changed due to the quarrying, Holwell itself still looks like many people remember. Mark Baxter recollected: “Not […]

  • John O’Gaunt

    John O’Gaunt

    Railway Station – 1951 Jubilee House on the left, mostly hidden behind an outhouse of the John O’Gaunt railway station, is the only feature still visible of an old snapshot taken from a moving train. 70 years later, Luke Atton brought me to the exact spot where the picture was taken, showing me where the […]

  • Shoby

    Shoby

    Shoby Priory – 1970s “As a kid, living in Grimston, I spend a lot of evenings down at Shoby Priory to play with David and his two sisters, Tom Elliott’s children,” recollected Chris Sharp. “I was born in 1950, so that was in the middle and late 1950s. The Elliotts were tenant farmers and lived […]

  • Saxby

    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 […]