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Photograph WB01 - Humberstone Lane Corner, Thurmaston

Thurmaston at the corner of Humberstone Lane - behind the bus on the corner of the lane is Worthington's shop

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB02 - Main Street, Thurmaston

Thurmaston Main Street, with Brook Street corner to the right of the double-decker bus.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB03 - Bridge at Birstall/Thurmaston

Bridge at the Birstall end of the river - there was a footpath opposite Humberstone Lane across the fields to Birstall.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB04 - The Boatyard, Thurmaston

Thurmaston boatyard, with a selection of pleasure craft

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB05 - The Boatyard, Thurmaston

On the curve of the river, boats both in and out of the water.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB06 - The Weir on the River Soar, Thurmaston

Sunny days and happy days - a pleasure ground for young and old alike.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB07 - River Soar near Birstall/Thurmaston

An atmospheric picture of the river.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

 

Photograph WB08 - River Soar near Birstall/Thurmaston

The wooden footbridge across the weir.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

 

Photograph WB09 - River Soar near Birstall/Thurmaston

The plank footbridge near Birstall.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

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Photograph WB10 - Thurmaston By-Pass, Thurmaston, c1961.

Thurmaston By-Pass was newly opened in 1961. Its building effectively separated the newer houses in the parish from the old heart of the village. In this view, looking northwards, the by-pass road carries only a few vehicles, a far cry from the stream of traffic that the A607 road carries today. On the right of the picture is Wayside Drive.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

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Photograph WB11 - Thurmaston By-Pass, Thurmaston, c1961.

The newly opened Thurmaston By-Pass at its junction with Thurmaston's Main Street (Melton Road). Apart from some stone cladding, the houses today are largely the same as they were in 1961. Rookery Lane is at the right of the picture.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

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Photograph WB12 - Thurmaston By-Pass, Thurmaston, c1961.

Thurmaston By-Pass was opened in 1961. In this image, taken at the junction of Melton Road and Humberstone Lane, the camera points southward towards Leicester. A Morris Minor car is seen heading along the A46 towards the City.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

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Photograph WB13 - Thurmaston, Main Street (Melton Road), c1954.

This photograph, taken from Dorothy Avenue, shows a view looking northwards along Thurmaston's Main Street (Melton Road). The prominent building in the centre of the picture, with its sign-boarded wall is the Harrow Inn public house.

Photograph Courtesy of Mr. Wilf Baird.

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