by Ruth M. Packe
This little book was published in 1958 and describes some of the many changes that have taken place between the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century and of which there appears to be no record. The information was obtained from those who lived in Rothley during the previous 70 years and was recorded so that it was not lost to posterity.
The book covers:
Rothley Parish Church and Ancient Christian Buildings.
Soke of Rothley.
Customs:Town Crier, Pancake Bell, The Wake, The Passing or Tolling Bell.
The Village Green.
Houses of Interest.
The Old Red Lion (or Rothley House).
House in Fowke Street.
The Rood House.
House in Anthony Street.
The Village of Rothley.
List of Changes of Names of Rothley Streets 1956.
This book is in the Local Studies Section of Rothley Library.
In 2016 a re-print of the book was available to buy in the Rothley Post Office