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Caption for Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Castle from St Helen's Church c1965: Situated in the shadow of the grand church of St Helen's, the castle, now in the care of English Heritage, originated as a Norman manor house; it ultimately become the property of the Breton La Zouch family in the mid 12th century. Probably the castle's most famous, or infamous, owner was William Lord Hastings, who was beheaded by King Richard III in 1483.

An extract from Leicestershire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Ashby de la Zouch, Castle from St Helen's Church c1965

The ruins of Ashby Castle also hold memories. Some are of sitting at school, gazing morosely out of the window while well-intentioned teachers attempted to impart the joys of adding up using letters. At the ripe old age of 10, I felt that algebra was an unreasonable confusion of reading letters and (...Read full memory)

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