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The Flower Shop


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Do you want to sell your unwanted items? Are you looking for that special something? Maybe you would like swap your unused items for something you can use?
Sorry, no properties, cars or commercial ads.

To advertise for free in this column please email me with the details.


Items for Sale

Nothing at the moment.


Items wanted

Video Cassette or DVD
of Hinckley as it was years ago. Think it was produced locally.
Phone: 01455 846 587


Exchanges

Nothing at the moment.


Local Community

Earl Shilton Community
Radio Group

Hilltop Radio is the brand name of the Earl Shilton Community Radio Group, a voluntary organisation with a focus on the community in and around the town of Earl Shilton in Leicestershire.Our objectives are to develop and provide a media network, delivering information and awareness to a wide diversity of the local community.

To read more about Hilltop Radio click here to go to their website.


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Community House
Project


Working together

The Community House was developed through the Crime & Disorder Partnership. The project was launched in September 2001 with the initial funding coming from the Home Office, county and borough council.

The aim of the project is to work with local residents and youth, encouraging them to become involved in community projects and activities, helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and by working together to encourage a sense of pride back into the area.

To read more about the Community House and to find out what is available there click here.


Earl Shilton Trials Club Earl Shilton
Trials Club

is affiliated to the Auto Cycle Union (A.C.U.)

The main aim of the club is to promote trials to suit young riders and beginners. The Club run numerous training days for every standard of rider from just started to expert.

The contact page is here.


E/S Institute

About the "Stute"

The Social Institute was founded at the end of the 19th century to cater for the social needs of the young men of Earl Shilton. Reconstituted in 1977 as a charity, it now serves as a social centre for the whole village and the surrounding area.

Click on the image to go to the webpage or here for more details


The things you see!

The face is familiar....

Hilltop

The photo on the left shows Hilltop as it is today. The middle picture shows the road looked before the it was changed and widened, and the right picture shows the houses being demolish prior to the road widening. Date unknown.

The photo on the left shows Hilltop as it is today. The middle picture shows the road looked before the it was changed and widened, and the right picture shows the houses being demolish prior to the road widening. Date unknown.

My friend Jim sent me the two monochrome photos of Hilltop. I was curious to find out just how those cottages would fit into the present day Hilltop and how it would look if the houses were still there, so I took a photograph from the same spot, as near as I could, and using the barn on the left as my mark I superimposed the old picture on it to get the right scaling.

If you look at the middle small picture you will see that the outbuilding of the present farm is the only reference to go on. In the small right hand picture you can see that the old banking has been removed prior to the road widening, A retaining wall was then constructed on both sides of the hill to hold back the high ground. The hill itself was reduced at the same time. If you look closely at the main picture you can see that the part at the top was built up slightly to reduce the slope and the bottom was built up and extended as well making the hill longer, thereby making the road more flat.

If anyone can give me more details and possibly the dates when all this took place I would be grateful.

1 comment to Hilltop

  • Peter Olive

    As a child I lived at 5 Church Street, and I just remember these cottages as a small boy. One thing I remember is that they did not have electric lighting, consequently when we suffered the many power cuts that seemed to happen then, these cottages still had their gas lights burning. That is probably a memory from about 1949/52 or thereabouts.

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