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Walton on the Wolds records

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Wymeswold Village Design Statement 2002

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The Wolds Historian 2004–2008

2000 Years of the Wolds

A walk Around Wymeswold

Wymeswold fieldwalking report 1993

In addition the WHO has digitised versions of:

  • George Farnham's unpublished MS of notes about Wymeswold medieval history (akin to a 1920s update of Nichols)
  • Enclosure Award and later maps plus assorted terriers held in the archive of Trinity College Cambridge
  • Marshall Brown's pharmaceutical journal 1869
  • Wymeswold school log books 1875–1982
  • Wymeswold Parochial Charities minutes 1880–1930
  • photographs taken by Philip Brown between 1890s and 1930s
  • Sidney Pell Potter's A History of Wymeswold 1915
  • Lily Brown's diary 1916
  • Church Council Minute Book for St Mary's, Wymeswold 1932–1955
  • WI survey of Wymeswold gravestones (St Mary's; Baptist chapel; Methodist chapel; 'The Quakers') 1981–2
  • Rempstone Steam Fair programme 1983
Email bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk to discuss access to these (e.g. via memory stick or ZIP file).

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YouTube videos about Wolds history

All by Bob Trubshaw

Why Wymeswold church's 1830s restoration was a controversial 'trend setter'.

A selection of Philip Brown's photographs of Wymeswold taken about 1890 to the 1920s.

Why is Wymeswold like it is? A look at the Anglo-Saxon origins of the Wolds.

Includes a mention for a harrow site to the east of Burton on the Wolds.

Includes the former Durham Ox at Six Hills.

Why the so-called 'Belvoir angels' on Charnwood slate gravestones aren't from the Vale of Belvoir. And aren't angels either.

Comparing the 'plaster pits' at Burton on the Wolds with those in Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.

Are places such as Hoton, Hose and Wysall evidence for pre-christian boundary shrines?

The evidence for an Anglo-Saxon horse cult revealed at the cemetery by the Fosse Way at Willoughby on the Wolds.

The most important of the Roman roads, after the Fosse Way, is the so-called Salters Way running from Barrow on Soar to Six Hills and on to Goadby Marwood.

A follow-on to the Roman roads video which looks at the medieval salt ways – which could have originated in the Neolithic.

Lots more videos, mostly about Leicestershire and adjoining counties, on Bob Trubshaw's YouTube channel www.youtube.com/@BobTrubshaw