Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Dungeons And Dragons

The ruins of Ashby Castle also hold memories. Some are of sitting at school, gazing morosely out of the window while well-intentioned teachers attempted to impart the joys of adding up using letters. At the ripe old age of 10, I felt that algebra was an unreasonable confusion of reading letters and ...Read full memory

Christmas Is Coming

Still on my travels on Memory Lane I browsed past St Helens. This was always a place of seasonal visits: Christmas, Easter and Harvest Festival. I must admit that Easter visits do not live long in my memory, and Harvest Festival seemed to be an exercise in pyramids of tins of things your mum didn’t need ...Read full memory

Ashby Aint Like It Used To Be

I was born and bred in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the eldest of three children. My memories of Ashby itself are snapshots from a time which now seems so old-fashioned that it as nostalgic as a Herriot novel. As a young lad, I was a pupil at North Street Infants School (1964), a delightfully small, Victorian ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashby-de-la-Zouch