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Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

The photo 'Woodhouse Eaves, Main Street c1955' appears in this book.

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Caption for Woodhouse Eaves, Main Street C1955: This fine pink granite church, mainly of the 15th century, is well sited at the head of Church Street. Its solid clasping buttressed and battlemented tower rises in four stages. The building was restored in 1877 by the architect J Reynolds Rowe. It is rich in monuments, including one to Anne Babington (1648), attributed to Edward Marshall (1598- 1675), whose monuments are of the first importance. He and his wife, Anne, had fourteen children, and his youngest, Joshua, carved a good monument to John Whatton in Leicester Cathedral. Outside the church are the remains of a 9th-century cross shaft, the largest in the county.

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Memories of Woodhouse Eaves

I have photos of all of the bedrooms that were named after nursery rhymes.

I grew up in Woodhouse Eaves and my siblings and I went to the school in this picture. This is of St Paul's junior school and if my memory is correct it had four classrooms, and the headmaster's office was in the building closest in view. We had to go into his office to get our school supplies as he had them stored in a (...Read full memory)

It was July/August of 1950 when I was sent here from my home town of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent at the age of eight, to convalesce after a serious post-operative infection. My first impressions were of a grim-looking, foreboding building, but those first, gloomy impressions were (...Read full memory)

I was here in 1957 recovering from pneumonia. I was sent through the motor panels where my dad worked. I was seriously home sick as my dad didn't have a car so I only saw them once the whole time I was there.wendy benn

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