Rothley, The Temple c.1955

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Caption for Rothley, The Temple C1955: The triple gables of the early 17th-century house form the centrepiece, with flanking wings. John Ely, a Manchester architect, added the Tudoresque bay window to the right in 1894. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-52), the historian and essayist, was born at the Temple on St Crispin's Day 1800, and it was his masterpiece 'The History of England', published between 1848 and 1862, for which he is most remembered.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

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I too was brought up in Rothley. I lived at 72, Woodgate. At the time it was the local telephone exchange, operated manually, my mother being the night operator. I remember George Hunt well, along with the Elkingtons, I used to get my sweets and collect Archie Andrews lollypop sticks! There was Mr Brewin who sold bicycles and all (...Read full memory)

Rothley is and always will be my home no matter where in the world i live, It is 36 Years since i resided on Woodgate my father is George Hunt, he owned the Barbers shop at no 19 untill his retirement almost 25 years ago. When i lived on Woodgate we had Betty Smith the chemist on one side of us and Dick Elkington and (...Read full memory)

It is now 41 years since I resided in Rothley, and there is not one day that passes that I don't think about it. Recently I found photographs on an 'Old Rothley' website, as I was browsing I found a photograph of my parents standing outside of their shop, on Woodgate. Another photograph was of my father in his shop, and (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Rothley, The Temple C1955: The triple gables of the early 17th-century house form the centrepiece, with flanking wings. John Ely, a Manchester architect, added the Tudoresque bay window to the right in 1894. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-52), the historian and essayist, was born at the Temple on St Crispin's Day 1800, and it was his masterpiece 'The History of England', published between 1848 and 1862, for which he is most remembered.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

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