Barwell and Earl Shilton in old picture postcards volume 1

Barwell and Earl Shilton in old picture postcards volume 1

:   Frank Shaw
:   Leicestershire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-4540-4
:   80
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29. Townend Road Council School Cricket Team 1921. The school was opened in 1911 and was regarded as a modern school for its day. The team seems to have had a couple of senior boys in it. One wonders how many boys went on to represent local teams? Leaving age from the school was thirteen or fourteen years.

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30. The Titley family. The marriage of Reverend Alfred John GardnerTitley M.A. and his future wife Constance. The Reverend A.J.G. Titley was rector of Barwell for 33 years following in the footsteps of his father. (See photograph 35.) He was also made a canon of Leicester. He died in 1942 aged 74. His wife died two years later in 1944.

31. An early photograph of Barwell Brass Band. The date of this photograph is 1888, a time when town and village bands were growing in popularity. The names ofthe members have been preserved: back row, left to right: Billy Woodward, Bill Needham, Don Staniforth and Bil! Coley. Front row, left to right: Oliver Breward, Bill Moore, Reuben Wood and Bill Clow (bandmaster). In photograph No. 6 Bill Clow appears twenty years later, seated behind the young lad.

32. Upper end of High Street about 1900. The town houses of the more well-to-do contrast with the working class cottages on the opposite side of the road. Dr. Cooke's residence in Stanley House was just on the left, but out of shot. Tradesmen's horses and drays were as regular a sight as Chesterman's horse and brake, which ran from Burbage to Earl Shilton, through Barwell.

33. The Common, Barwell. Taken in the early 1930's. The hedges on the left seem to be be encroaching onto the road. The way towards the village is still narrow but very picturesque.

34. Celebrations to commemorate the building of the Church Institute in High Street. It was completed in 1921 at a cast of J:4,500. The institute hosted concert parties and it became alocal venue for dances because they had a good floor. However, it was thought of as being 'select' .

35. Barwell's Rector Reverend Richard Titley, M.A. (1831-1909). He was rector of Barwell for43 years and was one of the leading figures in village life.

36. High Street. The main thoroughfare of the village looking towards Top Town. Foster's cycle shop is just to the lelt and a couple of doors further along is a barber's shop. Most of the village's shops were located on High Street - including the flourishing Co-operative Stores where you could collect your half yearly 'divi' or dividend as a return on purchases. There was no recreation ground in the village until one was opened in Kirkby Road in 1929. Thus, it was common to see children playing in the streets. There were special games such as 'grog' or 'Johnny on the Mopstick' as weil as football, cricket and fisticuffs! There were several 'gangs' in the village - 'The Common Gang' , 'The Top Towners' and the 'Sandholers' amongst others.

37. The Old Com Mil!. Another view of the mill from a different angle. The Barwell Mill had a brick grinding house, with a corrugated iron roof. The rest of the structure was timber quite unlike many of the preserved mills one sees today. The locality was renowned for the best wheat prices in the Midlands.

38. This smartly dressed man was Barwell's sexton and bell ringer John Needham. He was still performing his duties at the age of 95 when this photograph was taken in 1907. There is a local story that this man dug his own grave in Barwell churchyard by special consent of Reverend Titley. One wonders how such a frail looking man managed such feat - appearances must deceive.

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