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Croxton Races: pre 1881

Croxton Races: pre 1881

Many thanks to Terry Hibbert for sending this photo, taken some time before 1881 at Croxton Park races. Terry writes: “I know it must be prior to that date as John Hibbert (stout chap at the back in top hat) died in 1881. He was my great-grandfather. The photo may have appeared in the Nottingham Guardian originally – I’ll try to find out. The Hibberts were a Nottingham family,...

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Re-thatching the Royal Horseshoes

Re-thatching the Royal Horseshoes

We’ve all watched as the Royal Horseshoes has been re-thatched over recent weeks and months. They’ve only just finished, and it’s wonderful to see the old pub looking so good. Many of us were concerned that it was never going to re-open its doors again. John Hurton has just sent this photo of a previous re-thatching. (Click on the image to see it in full frame.) Judging by the...

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Croxton Park House

Croxton Park House

Many thanks to David Carlton for allowing me to copy this photo of Park House taken in the 1920s. Today, the house is a derelict ruin, standing forlornly within Croxton Park. It’s in a very dangerous state, but in its heyday, it was the Duke of Rutland’s hunting seat where the hunt would meet regularly during the season. There is quite a lot of information on this site about the...

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The Bishop family

The Bishop family

This family group photo is captioned ‘The Bishop family of 29 Melton Road’. It looks like it was taken in the late ’50s – early ’60s. (Click on the photo to see it in full frame.) If anyone can put names to the faces, that would be wonderful. Simply leave a comment below, or get in touch using the contact page. I received the photo along with this one of Melton...

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Melton Road

Melton Road

This photo of Melton Road – with the school gates on the left and grass verges beside the road – looks like it was taken in the late ’50s – early ’60s. I received it at the same time as this photo of a house on Melton Road, which is captioned as no.29. And this one of the Bishop family – also captioned as living at 29 Melton Road. So I’m assuming there...

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Waltham Fair

Waltham Fair

Our thanks to Wendy Watts for lending us a book which includes this old photo of Waltham Fair. The caption says it was taken c.1890. It was a fairly poor image, and spread across two pages, so I’ve had to do a fair amount of work to hide both the fold and the marks. Click on the image to expand it into full frame. And click here to view a close up detail, showing the windmill in the...

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