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Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories

The photo 'Woodhouse Eaves, Maplewell Road c1955' appears in this book.

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Caption for Woodhouse Eaves, Maplewell Road C1955: Local dry stone walling, brick and Swithland slate are all here in abundance, as the road drops down from Maplewell Hall to the village centre. Quarrymen and their families must have occupied a high proportion of the cottages, working to fulfil the 18th- and 19th-century demand for slate both as a roofing material, and for graveyard headstones, of which many are works of art. Ultimately the quarries were overwhelmed by the cheaper Welsh slate.

An extract from Leicestershire Villages Photographic Memories.

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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