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Two very minor points, the Crescent was as named, and church date 1898. O.Lynch. 1 the Crescent. (Commonly listed (i.e. Wikipedia and elsewhere) 1899 but you are correct in stating 1898- Webmaster)
My mother was a personal assistant (secretary) to one of the managers in the seventies. She was called Dorrell, a very distinctive name. I had loads of toys as a child as a result.
I have recently found your page when researching family history after finding a box of my grandma’s papers in my mum’s loft. The Landers who owned the corn mill in Hugglescote are my grandma’s grandparents. In the box was the patent for this apparatus! My grandma grew up in Hugglescote before moving away when she got married. The photos on your website have been brilliant for helping me get an idea of places.
Loved the Miners Welfare and spent many happy times with my motorbike pals here. Dad was the chairman in the sixties.
Hi, Karen. We have a few more photos to post yet and we will be putting up some reminiscences of Bardon in the early part of the last century. Steve Duckworth, Webmaster.
If anyone has any old photos/ memorabilia about Bardon I would really appreciate it, thank you regards Karen Parsons
This looks as if it was taken in front of old Hugglescote Vicarage, when it was still one huge house. My father was vicar here until 1981 ans we lived in the left hand side of the house, next to the church.
They may have destroyed Bardon Village but it still stands, untouched, within my memories. Mostly good memories. I never lived there. I was born in Waterworks Rd and around 1960 moved to Bardon Rd., and went to school at Bardon School. I have clear memories of the teachers. Daddy Allen, headmaster and his wife (also a teacher). Miss Bott and Miss Cambers. Morning classes included listening to Peter and the Wolf and guessing the musical instruments. Annual May Day festival with Daddy Allen on the fiddle (like a violin). Also a May Queen in attendance. I was a member of Bardon Cubs followed by Scouts. we met weekly at the original school building on Old Row. The cub Master was a Mr Tim Burton. Annual St Georges Day parade in Coalville, one day I was proud to be a flag bearer. Annual camping trips to Willesley, nr Ashby, we travelled in the back of an open quarry lorry. For many years I was in Bardon Church choir and thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie. One Christmas I sang Silent Night solo in front of a packed church. They actually applauded (which was a first for many churches I suppose). The Choir Master was Froggy Neil. He lived with his wife on Bardon Rd near Jordan’s Garage. The garage is still there. I can name many of the children who attended Bardon School but I have very few photos of them or the area. I could go on but maybe this is enough to stir the memory pots of a few fellow oldies.
Just to mention that a lot of the land around Hugglescote, Snibston, Donnington le Heath, Whitwick etc was owned by the Osgathorpe Harley Trust . If you wish to know more you can visit my website at samueltstewart.com
If you select Osgathorpe under publications and go to the Miscellaneous subsection and click on the publication ‘From Asgotporp to Osgathorpe’ you will find information in there. You can see details of the land they owned in 1836
I was hoping to find some references and even photos of the prefabs in Hugglescote during the 1940’s. I remember living there in 1949 and moved to the new Greenhill estate around 1953. I’m trying to compose a memoir for my children and as my first memories are from a prefab in Hugglescote. Can you offer any help.
Hi im David i have some old coalville stuff i would like to show you
I believe this pic is Silver Street looking towards Hermitage Road.