Memories of Oadby

Fluids Lane

A demi paradise, Fluids Lane was at the far end of the village towards Glen Road, I think. It contained a stream, and woods. What wonderful memories I have of that place, nothing can ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by Christine Price

Ye Original Pharmacy

My dad was Eddie Cattell who ran Ye Original Pharmacy at 104 Leicester Road opposite Sandhurst Street School. We lived at the shop before moving to 41 Fairstone Hill when the ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by Steve Cattell

Childhood Memories

I was born in the house that was opposite Allens the chemist. I remember going into the butchers to get a bone for my dog every Saturday. Outside the bike shop was some bubble gum ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by Sally Allen


Grew up in Newmarket Street, Knighton. Like most kids at that time we never had new clothes & had little food. I went to Avenue Road School when I was four years old, this was in 1939 just ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by Alma Friston

Fluids Lane

I moved to Oadby in 1969 as a 9 year old. I also remember many happy days playing along Fluids Lane, in the stream, building and breaking down dams, going into the fields, scrumping and getting caught on more than one occasion. Such a shame it is no longer the same.

A memory of Oadby by Nicola Bellot

Oadby Cinema

I can remember going to the Oadby cinema. I believe it was owned, or at least run by the father of a schoolfriend. It was commonly known as the 'Oadby flea pit', not that any of us actually saw or were bitten by fleas

A memory of Oadby

Allen's Chemist Shop

Mr Allen (snr) was my grandpa. As a child in the 60s, the shop was a magical place. When this photo was taken, the shop was the second one from the corner of Chapel Street ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by Jacqui Coffin

Early Fifties Oadby

This picture brings back happy memories, I was born in Oadby when it was a village like this picture shows, it was a wonderful time. The picture shows the large building on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by John Warner

Chemist Shop And Swimming Baths

I think the chemist shop is on this road, along with the baths,

A memory of Oadby by Christine Price

Sandhurst Street

My grandmother, Dolly Harding lived at number one, Sandhurst Street. I was brought up at Davenport Avenue. At that time, before all the new houses were built around Foxhunter Drive ...Read full memory

A memory of Oadby by Robert Maddocks

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