Rothley, Woodgate 1951

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Caption for Rothley, Woodgate 1951: Here we see the mundane suburban face of the village, which has grown around a core of rather special later medieval houses and the Rothley Temple, built on Knights Templar land in c1315. Along with Temple Church, London and Temple Balsall, Warwickshire, the chapel is one of the finest in England.

An extract from Leicestershire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Rothley, Woodgate 1951


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)

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)

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, Woodgate 1951: Here we see the mundane suburban face of the village, which has grown around a core of rather special later medieval houses and the Rothley Temple, built on Knights Templar land in c1315. Along with Temple Church, London and Temple Balsall, Warwickshire, the chapel is one of the finest in England.

An extract from Leicestershire Photographic Memories.

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