Gone fishing!

How safe is a safe?   Occasionally, more so in the warmer months of the year than during the cold and wet months of Winter, I take a walk around my small market town, somewhat in the manner that I employed many years ago whilst serving there as a police officer.  I like to observe the changes of the […]

MARY KIRBY – 1817-1893

The House in the Park Most people living in Melton Mowbray today remember an old house which until quite recently, stood unoccupied and rather forlorn at the side of Asfordby Road and abutting the local River Eye at the rear.  Known to locals within living memory of its later existence as ‘Six Elms’, they were […]

SPANNING THE CENTURIES

“A level-crossing system …” In a recent blog – ‘Melton to Oakham’ – I outlined my account of the construction of Melton Mowbray’s railway road-bridge which today straddles the Leicester to Peterborough railway line and the River Eye – both are in close proximity – conveying the A606 road out of the town to our […]

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 […]