Friday 18 April 2014
 

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Shirley Smith - Blaby Heritage

Shirley Smith is our local historian and has written the acclaimed

"Reminiscences and Pictures of Old Blaby" available direct from Shirley.

Blaby Heritage Group published a book in the Spring of 2000. The book contains over a hundred photographs, many articles and stories on the history of Blaby and memories of times gone by.

Mr. Shirley Smith has spent three years compiling the information for his book, and is now compiling the information for a sequel. If you wish to contribute anecdotes or pictures, he would be pleased to accept them. However he can only accept non-copyrighted material.

We have the facility to copy most formats of pictures. So if you email us with the details we will contact you to pick up the relevant pictures, copy them and send them back to you together with a digital copy for you to keep.

Comments 

 
# mandy davies 2011-10-03 12:05
do you have any old pictures of the old leicester town cricket club when they where on winchester road, older the better as when i went past what is now the scout HQ i noticed all the old trees that had stood along the boundary with keepers farm had been felled, these where old trees as they where big when i was a child 30 years ago i am going to write to the courier about it but am trying to discover just how old those trees must have been approx
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# Stuart 2012-01-20 15:33
Quoting mandy davies:
do you have any old pictures of the old leicester town cricket club when they where on winchester road, older the better as when i went past what is now the scout HQ i noticed all the old trees that had stood along the boundary with keepers farm had been felled, these where old trees as they where big when i was a child 30 years ago i am going to write to the courier about it but am trying to discover just how old those trees must have been approx

You Forgot the football it used to be Leicester Utd Before it was the Scouts HQ
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# Brian Hemmings 2013-06-15 10:17
The Rudkin family:and others
Over the past three years I have researched my family tree."Twiglets"
Notably Elizabeth Rudkin abt 1706 from Quorndon, starting from Newton Linford they migrated to Blaby, the males where mainly employed in Bricklaying later becoming builders.
Coulson,Wale,Or ton,Root,Rudkin ,Keightley,,Ham mond,Beeby,Brui n are amongst the many families I have links with.
If you have knowledge/association with these : I would be delighted to share info with you, as there is always new data to be found. Brian Hemmings
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