Broughton Astley, Leicestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Broughton Astley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

No 1 Jubilee Road, Broughton Astley.

The first house on the left in the photograph is No 1 Jubilee Road, and the house my parents moved into in 1931. I was only five years old but quite well remember other building going on as the road developed. Just a little before the vanishing point in this photograph , there is a road off to the ...Read full memory

More Broughton Astley Memories

I spent a very happy childhood - my father was a licensed victualler of Ye Olde Bulls Head on the bridge until he retired in 1949. I went to the local school - my teachers were Miss Pratt & Mrs Jefferies- the Headmaster was "Boss Cook" followed by Mr Muncaster. Each week we attended Sunday School with ...Read full memory

The Minnow Angler's Paradise

'The Stream' ! We always have called it 'the brook' - Broughton Brook, and still do. However, the brook is in fact a tributary to the River Soar, it may in fact actually be the River Soar but simply not recognised as such until a few miles downstream. Whatever it's status, in the 1930s it provided ...Read full memory