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Caption for Broughton Astley, Main Road C1967: Willow Cottage is still trading, although the proprietor is no longer P A Jones. The small school (note the bell in the bell-cote) has been replaced with three other larger establishments, which gives us some idea of the growth the village has experienced. Already two adjacent hamlets, Sutton-in-the-Elms and Primethorpe, have been enveloped.

Memories of Broughton Astley, Main Road c1967

Born in Mill Lane in Broughton Astley on 3rd May 1926, I started school at B/Astley C of Primary in 1931 as a five year old. We would be 'called to school' by the ringing of the bell housed in the small tower which can be seen at the far end of the roof of the school - the building just past (...Read full memory)

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