Asfordby, Dalgliesh Way c.1965

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Caption for Asfordby, Dalgliesh Way c1965: Dalgleish Way is part of the later 1950s and early 1960s village expansion. We are looking towards Mill Lane, with comfortable but typically uninspired housing of a sort to be found on the edge of many Leicestershire towns and villages. Although lacking hedges and trees, the gardens are maturing behind fences and dwarf walls. The local council has already made a start on digging up the road and footpaths.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

Memories of Asfordby


I had the pleasure of living in Beechcroft since the day I was born in 1954, my parents and grandparents had bought the rectory, named a "White Elephant"as no one had lived in it for 4 years. During that time we had birthday parties on the front lawn, unless of course you were born in January. My parents loved to have (...Read full memory)

It was Dec 1965, and my sister Ellen Blackham and I sailed to England  from Perth, Western Australia, to spend time with my sister Doris Whitby. Doris and her husband Roy had purchased The Old Rectory in the late 1950s. It was no longer required as a rectory and was therefore put on the market. I will never (...Read full memory)

This site was my first job on leaving school. I was an apprentice joiner and worked for MR Abbey Coleman, Builders of Barsby. I lived at Burrough-On-The-Hill at this time and had to cycle to Barsby every morning before going onto Asfordby with Mr Coleman.

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Caption for Asfordby, Dalgliesh Way c1965: Dalgleish Way is part of the later 1950s and early 1960s village expansion. We are looking towards Mill Lane, with comfortable but typically uninspired housing of a sort to be found on the edge of many Leicestershire towns and villages. Although lacking hedges and trees, the gardens are maturing behind fences and dwarf walls. The local council has already made a start on digging up the road and footpaths.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

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