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Caption for Groby, The Pool C1960: Before the birth of theme parks, a day out in the late 1950s (when comparatively few people owned a car) was by Midland Red bus to Groby Pool, Swithland Woods and Bradgate Park, with the statutory climb up to Old John. Once it was larger, but its 40 acres qualified the pool as the largest sheet of water in the county until the 19th century, hence the saying 'to thatch Groby Pool with pancakes' indicates any impossible undertaking. The photograph looks north, with Pool House glimpsed on the extreme right, while the granite quarries are beyond the trees.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

Memories of Groby

How many of us as fresh faced five year olds, on our very first day at school, look around the classroom and think ‘will any of these children be classed as ‘true’ friends fifty years from today’? Well none of us of course, we are far too young and nervous to be thinking of anything (...Read full memory)

Heading out of the village, our next port of call is the Scout Hut.  Was it still there?  Well the old gravel path that we used to walk or cycle up was blocked by new buildings.  So back to the main road and a scramble up the grassy bank, through the small wooded area, (...Read full memory)

Stopping briefly outside the Working Men’s Club, the meeting place on Saturday lunchtimes for us Groby footballers before away games, we pass the chippy, the old blacksmiths where the old Smithy had let us watch him shoeing the horses on our way home from school, and Chaplin’s the (...Read full memory)

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