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Leicestershire Photographic Memories

Leicestershire Photographic Memories

The photo 'Woodhouse Eaves, the Village c1955' appears in this book.

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Caption for Woodhouse Eaves, The Village C1955: St Pauls Church of 1837, by William Railton, dominates the village with its intricate pattern of roofs. Railton exhibited at the Royal Academy, and was architect to the Church Commissioners from 1838-48. Apart from working in Leicestershire, he designed Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square and was also employed on Ripon Minster, Yorkshire.

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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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