Broughton Astley, The Memorial c.1967

Broughton Astley, The Memorial c.1967

Neg. B517006


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The archetypal memorial is sited at the junction of Frolesworth Road and Station Road, offering a permanent reminder of the inevitably sad consequences of war. The surroundings are fairly bleak, with two circular flowerbeds in close-cropped grass and two rather uncomfortable park bench

Memories of Broughton Astley

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

Broughton Astley Pre 1950

This is my second entry about Broughton Astley and may contain some references to items in my first reminisces. As a person 'born and bred' in Broughton Astley, I have fond memories of the village as it was 'in the old days'. In the days before the 'Jelson Estate'; the 'Bruce Fletcher Estate'; the 'Deeley ...Read full memory

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