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Caption for Langham, Cold Overton Road C1950: In the main, this is a large red-brick village, but a few thatched stone cottages remain, as in the photograph - note its superb hedges and simple topiary. Ranksborough, to the west of Langham, is the most famous of the Cottesmore hunt coverts, looking out over the choicest pastures and flying-fences. The area was brought vividly to life in 'Market Harborough', George Whyte Melville's sporting novel published in 1861. Prominent on the south side of the village in 1955, Ruddles Brewery, founded in 1858, was producing fine real ales, but in 1986 it was sold to Watneys, eventually to be absorbed into the Grand Metropolitan Group.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

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