Old Maps of Raby

Historic Maps of Raby and the local area.

My memory is not so much of the Wheatsheaf, although I did visit a few times during my youth, a nice place to take a new girlfriend for a drive. But nearby is the Mere, a huge lake in the middle of an agricultural area. When I was a kid there were rowing boats that could be hired for a trip up the river. I can remember (...Read full memory)

A Sunday day out from New Brighton with my family, playing French cricket on the field above the mere, I watched the rowing boats. In 1958 I went a ride there on my bike one day. I wanted a row on the boat. The gentleman in charge said it was a shilling (5p), I could not afford that. He told me to come back on a (...Read full memory)