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Cottesmore, Leicestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Raf Cottesmore Wwii

My father, Joseph Spielmann, served with the US Army Air Force attached to the Signal Corps during WWII. He often spoke fondly of his time in Cottesmore. His unit was housed in a manor house which belonged to the widow of an RAF officer who was shot down over France. She opened up her residence to the American troops and ...Read full memory

A memory of Cottesmore by oberlejj


I think the landlord's name was George.  Can't remember his wife's name.  The food was marvellous, the atmosphere and friendliness second to none.  The Vista Golf was installed during 1969

A memory of Cottesmore by Liz Crosland

Cottesmore 1969

My name was Liz Shepherd and we were new arrivals. I remember Dick Broom in the village shop that sold everything from Brussell sprouts to Royal Doulton and was also the Post Office. The butcher would leave his straw hat hanging outside his shop when he wasn't there so you didn't waste time walking up the yard. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Cottesmore by Liz Crosland