Old Rothley Photographs Album 3A- More People in Old Rothley

The photograph below has been kindly sent by Malcolm Hyman.

The Hyman Cricket Team in June 1939

Every year the Hyman Team played Rothley Park and the result in 1939 was Hyman Family 76 for 5 and Rothley Park 41. H. Hyman was 38 not out and L. Copson 20.
Their photograph was published in the Leicester Mercury on Tuesday 27th June 1939.

Standing left to right:

David Marshall Hyman (Father of Malcolm Hyman), Edwin Marshall Hyman (Grandfather of Malcolm Hyman), Eric Fowkes Hyman, John Leonard Hyman (both Edwin's brothers), Les Copson (Edwin's nephew), Arthur Edward Hyman (Edwin's brother), Umpire Norman Fawcitt.

Sitting left to right:

Harry Cooper Hyman (Edwin's brother), Harry Hyman (John's son), George William Hyman (Edwin's brother), John Copson (Edwin's nephew), Robert Hyman (John's son).

Malcom says that his father, David Marshall Hyman, was born in 1925 and this was used to date the photograph close to the late 1930's or very early 1940's. His Father joined the R.A.F.Bomber Command in about 1942 and was based in Italy and Egypt.

With thanks to Malcolm Hyman for the above information and photograph.

With thanks to Malcolm Hyman for the above family photograph. It was taken outside Linford Cottage (120 The Ridings) around 1916/7. Malcolm gives the following information:

Back row left to right, but subject to a couple of identities awaiting confirmation, are Arthur or Harry, John, Annie (Nance) and Edwin.

Seated left to right Edna, Harry (senior), Eric (standing) Mary Ann (Polly), Sarah (Doris) and George.

Front: Edith Nellie (standing in front of Harry) and seated on the floor is Arthur

Malcolm says that it looks to be taken in 1916/7 as Annie (Nance) married Charles Copson in 1917 and there are no rings on her left hand. Also, Edith Nellie was born in 1914 making her 2/3 years old. Harry wrote to John at the Front during 1917 telling him of his acquisition to the lease of Westfield Farm. John returned from the war and later married Edith Gertrude Cattell and lived in Linford Cottage.

Football Team. Date and team information being sought.

Back row left to right:

Karl Baker, Noel Waterfield, ? Holland, ? Howard.

Middle row left to right:

Pat Spicer, Brian Talbott, Peter Bradshaw, Trevor Elkington, Brian Allen.

Front row left to right:

Michael Waterfield, Kenneth Holt, ?, David Sibson.

With thanks to Philip and Carol Elkerton for the above photograph and names. Any help with the ? please contact Marion 0116 2375156

Hubert Sleath is in the picture above and below

Rothley Church of England School Cricket Team 1930/31

Back row left to right:

Mr Robinson, Roland Williams, Jack Holmes, Mr Timms (Headmaster).

Second row left to right:

Tommy Brunt, Sam Lee, Percy Evans, Albert Stuckbury, Jack Iliffe, Phil Turvey, Dick Ross.

Front row left to right:

Walter Sibson, George Perkins, Arthur Lakin

The Ladies Committee at the Rothley Liberal and Working Mens' Club did catering for weddings and parties and they are seen here admiring a wedding cake. Possibly taken in the late 60's.

From the left:
Lily Beaumont, Mrs White, Hilda Nurse, Jean Goodman, Gladys Lemon, Alma Lole.

Thanks to Stuart Goodman, son of Jean, for this photo.

The Rothley Bowling Club, possibly late 60's.

From the left:
2nd possibly Mr. Fowkes, 3rd Harry Nurse, 7th Mr Wilkinson, 13th Ken Lemon, 19th Walter Toone, 22nd Vic Toone (kept the little shop on Town Green St.), 23rd Walter Goodman.

Thanks to Stuart Goodman, son of Walter, for this photo.

Inside the 'Wendy House' at Rothley Infants School March 1952
L to R:
Brenda Price, Pauline Nurse, Jackie Oliver, Marilyn Wigley and Francis Mee

Coronation Party June 1953 Mountsorrel Lane.

Coronation Party June 1953 Mountsorrel Lane
Jill Oliver and Jackie Oliver centre at the back. Francis Mee facing in the sunglasses

Coronation Party June 1953 Mountsorrel Lane.

The Coronation Party was held on what, in 2013, is the car park of the Rothley Centre.

Rothley Wake 1952
Jackie Oliver (left) and Jill Oliver

Open Day 1955 at Rothley Junior School with a display by the school Gym Club.

Prizegiving Sunday at Rothley Baptist Church 1954.
Jill Oliver (left) and Jackie Oliver leaving with their prizes.

A Sunday evening stroll along Westfield Lane with Rothley Temple to the right. April 1953.
Gladys Oliver (Left) and Pam Mee with Jill Oliver on the tricycle.

Playing skittles at the Rothley Gala 1954

Rothley Gala 1954

Rothley Gala 1954

With thanks to Jackie Deathe (nee Oliver) for photos 10A-20A. Jackie lived in Rothley from 1946-1956


On the left of the above picture is Maurice Edward Raynor who was born in Rothley in 1916 in one of the row of three thatched cottages at the bottom of Wellsic Lane. The cottages are shown below at the far end of the road where it turns from Town Green Street into Wellsic Lane.

Maurice loved motor cycles and was once the secretary of the Triumph Owners Club. In May 1962, accompanied by a colleague, he took a letter to the Opening Ceremony of Coventry Cathedral and presented it to the Lord Mayor of Coventry. They are shown above leaving Leicester Town Hall with the letter and their Triumph motorcycles ready for the journey.

Maurice lived in Hallfields Lane, Rothley from 1936 and will be remembered for his work as a self-employed watch and clock repairer, serving Rothley and the surrounding villages for over 40 years until his death in 1979. He was a member of the British Watch and Clock Makers Guild after starting his business as an amateur. He was once chief clock repairer to the Leicestershire County Council Lighting Department before a serious motor cycle accident in 1966 forced him to retire earlier than anticipated and, from this point, he worked from home.

Maurice lived in Rothley all his life and his ancestral links with the village date back to 1716.

With thanks to Kathleen Raynor, his daughter, for the photograph and information.

The row of three cottages where Maurice Edward Raynor was born is at the end of Town Green Street with Wellsic Lane turning in front of them to the right and shown in more detail in the second picture. These postcards would date from the time of Maurice's birth in 1916. The cottages were demolished in the 1950's but the Blue Bell Public House to the back of the cottages remains. (2013).

Rothley WI Tea Committee 1956
Left to right:
Rosemary Bradshaw, Mrs Smith, Mrs Fowkes, Norah Cliff, Sue Kinch, unknown, unknown, Mrs Barrnes, Mrs Vann.

Jean Archer with her father outside the old side entrance to Rothley Baptist Church before her marriage to George Overton. Jean and George outside the Rothley Village Hall where they held their Wedding Reception.
Thanks to Joyce Proudman (Overton) for the photographs.


Taken in 1913 this photograph looks to be taken on the footbridge over Rothley Brook close to where it meets the River Soar.

Maude Pepper with baby Aimee on the left and her mother Elizabeth Wigley on the right. Identification needed for the figures in the centre.

Please contact Marion Vincent 0116 2375156 or vincent.mbe82@yahoo.co.uk if you can add names to any photographs on this site.

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