Anstey, Bradgate Road c.1965

Anstey, Bradgate Road c.1965

Neg. A312011


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The view shows the centre of Anstey, as the road drops down from the heights of Bradgate Park, enclosed out of Charnwood Forest c1200 as a hunting park. It was the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, the ill-fated nine- days' queen, who was executed aged 17 in the Tower of London in 1554, the innocent victim of family ambitions. Much red brick building of the 19th century intruded into the village scene as industry spread from Leicester, including the impressive backdrop of factory buildings we see here. The village does retain some vestiges of its less recent past in a small collection of timber-framed houses.

Memories of Anstey

Pack Horse Bridge And Surrounding Area In Flood

I was born and bread in Anstey, 21 Rosebery Road, a council house with my 2 brothers Kelvin and Clive. I loved Anstey I still do. I have a lot of childhood memories. I joined the Royal Navy on leaving school, Anstey Martins Secondary Modern, and I am now living in Portsmouth in Hampshire ...Read full memory

Anstey Born And Bred

I was born in Hollow Road in 1944. I then lived in Forest Gate and Cropston Road where I lived until I got married in 1966. I have one brother Bill and two half brothers Charles and Keith and two half sisters Susan and Jane. I attended the infant school and my first teacher was Miss Bromwich. The headmistress at the time was ...Read full memory

A memory of Anstey by patshort1
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