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Does anyone know Desford well?
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 14:38 BST (UK) »
Desford parish council have a “brief history of Desford” on their website. This mentions some specific buildings which I’d like to try to identify.

It says that the oldest domestic buildings are probably the Food Room, which I’ve googled, and the Stitch in Time house. Anyone know where that is?

What about the Old Forge?

Here’s the link, in case anyone’s interested:

https://www.desfordparishcouncil.co.uk/brief-history.html
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Re: Does anyone know Desford well?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 14:44 BST (UK) »
On thd same site if you click on community / local history /scroll down l click ocal  history., it tell s you about the map on the green. Picture is unclear on website but guess if you contact them they will send a picture.


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Re: Does anyone know Desford well?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 21:44 BST (UK) »
I passed through Desford on the school bus every school day from 1956 to 1962 on my way to Market Bosworth but we were usually engaged in some game or other to take too much notice. I learned how to play the piano at my teacher's house in Station Rd. Desford during the same period and our next door neighbour in LFE was a miner at Desford Colliery. Sadly I remain as ignorant about what was where in Desford as I was then. Sorry!
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Re: Does anyone know Desford well?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 April 21 11:02 BST (UK) »
There is a description of The Old Forge in this document

www.desfordvision.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Conservation-Area-Appraisal.pdf

If you enter the house number, street and village, as shown on page 10, in Google maps, you can see it in Street View

And an old picture

https://www.deviantart.com/wrightam/art/Old-Forge-Desford-522058037

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Re: Does anyone know Desford well?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 April 21 12:54 BST (UK) »
Thank you
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Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
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Re: Does anyone know Desford well?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 April 21 13:38 BST (UK) »
The Food Room is a sandwich shop on Hight st, a Stitch in Time a haberdashery shop on Main st part of 'The Chimes' house, previously ( late 1950s) was a PO and saddler shop

Photo of the Old Forge Desford, which is High St  https://www.deviantart.com/wrightam/art/Old-Forge-Desford-522058037


If you contact "Desford & District Local History Society" they hold all the local archives for Desford and also have plenty of locals who can give you further info


Just seen DCB already said ;D

http://www.desfordvision.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Conservation-Area-Appraisal.pdf
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Does anyone know Desford well?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 April 21 14:01 BST (UK) »
A Stitch in Time, now The Chimes:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01qi9/

The Old Forge:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01qia/

If you are interested in old buildings in Desford (if you haven't already seen it) this might be of interest:
http://www.desfordvision.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Conservation-Area-Appraisal.pdf