A VIEW FROM THE PAST.

Rootling Around the Old Town Circa 1820 – spot the two windmills! Whilst indulging in my very favourite habit of searching the columns of old newspapers – some from as long ago as 200 years, I occasionally venture upon an article or other piece of writing which just jumps off the page to grab my […]

WHEELBARROW WARS

Scrapings of Discontent Burton Road in quieter days – outside Craven Lodge circa 1930 (With thanks to the Francis Frith Collection) I presently reside in Burton Road, Melton Mowbray, sometimes referred to as ‘Burton Hill’, which is actually the area centred abutting Craven and Victoria Streets.  After the establishment of Craven Lodge as the first […]

MELTON TO OAKHAM – 1900

TIME FOR A CHANGE I live within a stone’s throw of the railway bridge at Burton End in Melton Mowbray which serves to convey traffic and pedestrians across both the Midland railway line and the River Eye which passes underneath on its way to join the Wreake, then the Soar, the Trent and finally into […]

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF A FAIR LADY

‘Google’ problems have caused me the loss of illustrations to this post.  I am currently doing a re-write and renovation job for the near future. PART I – THE BALDOCKS OF CRAVEN LODGE An Unwelcome Visitor to the Lodge! As you might well be aware by now, the rejuvenated Craven Lodge which sits opposite my […]

METAMORPHOSIS!

Simon Johnson and Peter Burrows at Craven Court, PHOTO: Tim Williams (Melton Times) ONWARDS AND UPWARDS A year has already passed since I last waxed lyrically about the ongoing rescue and timely regeneration of Craven Lodge, the beautiful old house on Burton Road which was pretty well consigned to the fate of the demolition gang only […]