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 […]

A TIME TO REMEMBER

The Great Adventure of my Life’ 1963 – Brrr! For my latest posting I have to confess that I am about to take a personal and sentimental journey into my by now, extended past. I will perhaps remind you that I am now well embarked into my eighth decade but I can guarantee that I am sufficiently […]

WHO ATE ALL THE PORK PIES?

Maybe it was Santa Claus? As the twelve festive days of Christmas now fade away into memory and we start once again to work on our extended waistlines whilst wondering where we will spend our next holiday in the sun, let us spare a moments thought for the cash-strapped residents of a Melton Mowbray of […]

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 […]

LONG TO ‘RAIN’ OVER US!

  PATRIOTS WE.   I wondered recently, if our beloved nonagenarian Queen Elizabeth was aware of the 100 or so almost frozen souls who were ensconced under the leaky tents or the sagging canvas sheets which had been painstakingly erected on the empty spaces of the little track which services the rear of our gardens, […]

AN AMERICAN IN MELTON MOWBRAY

…..   FOREWORD   People of a certain age in the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire will occasionally speak of a ‘murder’ which is said to have occurred in their town during the last world war when a local and popular tailor was brutally attacked and robbed of his meagre earnings at his […]