Asfordby, The Church By The Wreak c.1960

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Caption for Asfordby, the Church by the Wreak c1960: The 15th-century spire soars above the River Wreake on its south side, with the now rather mundane Village Street to its north. Internally, there is little to detain the visitor, apart from the nave roof with its stone heads and wooden angels.

An extract from Leicestershire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Asfordby


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.

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)

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Caption for Asfordby, the Church by the Wreak c1960: The 15th-century spire soars above the River Wreake on its south side, with the now rather mundane Village Street to its north. Internally, there is little to detain the visitor, apart from the nave roof with its stone heads and wooden angels.

An extract from Leicestershire Photographic Memories.

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