Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Cottesmore, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
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My father, Joseph Spielmann, served with the US Army Air Force attached to the Signal Corps during WWII. He often spoke fondly of his time in Cottesmore. His unit was housed in a manor house which belonged to the widow of an RAF officer who was shot down over France. She opened up her residence to the American troops (...Read full memory)
My name was Liz Shepherd and we were new arrivals. I remember Dick Broom in the village shop that sold everything from Brussell sprouts to Royal Doulton and was also the Post Office. The butcher would leave his straw hat hanging outside his shop when he wasn't there so you didn't waste time walking up the yard. The (...Read full memory)