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Wolston Village: Main Street and The Beeches
This etching of Main Street in the centre of Wolston shows The Beeches and the Red Lion Inn. Sadly the Red Lion has recently been demolished (the gap behind the ...
The Red Lion, Wolston
The Red Lion has recently been demolished, bringing to an end a staple of Wolston’s village centre. A Mr. T. Walton1 recounted his memories in the early 70s, and remembered ...
Playing in Wolston as a Child
I used to play in the crater when I was a child, that must have been about the early ’50s. That crater was around the back of School Street, the ...
Life Around Brandon and Wolston Station
Two cards were given to me by my neighbour, they’re part of a large collection of postcards, of local people.They’re photos from the late 1800s, some of them. These postcards refer ...
The R101 Airship Passes Hillmorton, Bilton and Wolston
The story of R101 is one of the great disasters in British aviation history. A flagship for Britain’s airship programme, intended to make the Empire more accessible, the ship met ...
Floods in Wolston
Wolston has flooded regularly over the years. These residents recall their memories of them.
Wolston School, and the 1937 Coronation
I’ve lived in Wolston for 82 years, and in the same house since 1936. I can remember the 1937 coronation, they had like a big fair or celebration in the ...
Wolston for 82 Years - the Shops
I’ve lived in Wolston for 82 years, and in the same house since 1936. The village has got a lot bigger, but there are less shops. One time there were ...
Wolston Remembered: The Manor House
This was the home of the Wilcox family who, I understand, came from a house adjoining Brandon Hall, which has since been demolished to make room for the hotel car ...
More About Brandon and Wolston Station
A local schoolmaster Mr Hassall mentions this station in his school logbook: Jan. 15th 1892. The new books for the library to the worth of £4. 10. 0 arrived at Brandon ...
Brandon and Wolston Station
The station was opened in 1879, replacing an earlier station from 1838. Despite being the only station between Coventry and Rugby, Brandon and Wolston struggled for customers and was closed ...
Bluemel’s Factory in Wolston
When Wolston Business Park was developed by Wimpey for housing, an interesting set of buildings was demolished. The main building on the site was originally a large artificial silk factory, ...
A Bluemels Steering Wheel
I got my first vehicle when I was about five – an Austin J40 pedal. I loved its cream steering wheel with chrome spokes (oh so very 50s!) and that ...
I read Barry Bennett’s article with interest, and have some comments and memories about the village of my own. During World War Two, in addition to the three butchers shops ...
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