Baxterley Village

1910 to 1929

The Village Shop c. 1910

Joseph Sanders and his wife Florence outside the bakers at Ivybank.
The lad in the back with the loaves is probably their eldest son William Henry

The Village Shop c. 1910
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  • The Village Shop c. 1910

    The Village Shop c. 1910

    Joseph Sanders and his wife Florence outside the bakers at Ivybank.
    The lad in the back with the loaves is probably their eldest son William Henry

  • Frank and Percy Payne at the Smithy

    Frank and Percy Payne at the Smithy

    There were often queues as people travelled from local villages to get their horses fitted with new shoes

  • Coleshill Brass Band

    Coleshill Brass Band

    This band would have been very similar to the Baxterley Band which once existed – sadly we do not have a photo of the Baxterley Band so we have included this one to give an idea of what the village band would have been like

  • Horses outside the Smithy at Baxterley

    Horses outside the Smithy at Baxterley

    Frank and Percy hard at work again

  • Baxterley Bowling Green

    Baxterley Bowling Green

    Allegedly built on a base of old stonework from the demolished Baxterley Hall – The Hall Gatehouse still stands in the background

  • The Baxterley Blacksmiths

    The Baxterley Blacksmiths

    The Land brothers who lived at Ivy Bank watch as the men go about their work

  • Fitting a Metal Rim to a Cartwheel

    Fitting a Metal Rim to a Cartwheel

    The rim is heated in a fire on the green and fitted hot so that when it cools down it is firmly fixed in place

  • Sunday Parade

    Sunday Parade

    Sunday Parades from the Baptist to the Methodist Churches in Baddesley were frequent events.
    Currently we are not sure if these were weekly or for special occaisions only

  • Bentley School

    Bentley School

    Bentley Infants annual photo event

  • Coronation Celebrations

    Coronation Celebrations

    Coronation Celebrations by Baxterley Hall gatehouse on the adge of Baxterley Green

  • Coronation Celebrations

    Coronation Celebrations

    Coronation Celebrations in the engine house at Baddesley Colliery

  • Bentley School c. 1900

    Bentley School c. 1900

    It is amusing to think what would happen if this sort of drill was suggested nowadays…..

  • Baxterley Windmill c. 1920

    Baxterley Windmill c. 1920

    Built in 1793 and finally blown down in a storm in April 1946

  • Elizabeth Clay

    Elizabeth Clay

    Seen on the left about 1890 and on the right about 1920 outside her shop in Baddesley.
    Her husband Joseph was killed in the 1882 Mining Disaster along with 31 others.

  • The Toll House

    The Toll House

    The Toll House once stood on the Coleshill Road by the Junction with Ridge Lane and was originally installed to tax the use of the road when traffic increased as a result of the mining

  • Biplane at Grendon

    Biplane at Grendon

    Claude Grahame White was forced to land by strong winds during an attempt to be the first pilot to fly from London to Manchester.

  • Striking Miners

    Striking Miners

    Striking Miners at Nuneaton c. 1920

  • Striking Miners

    Striking Miners

    Striking Miners at Nuneaton c. 1920

  • Barges at Atherstone

    Barges at Atherstone

    Loading barges by the Kings Head in Atherstone

  • Steam Lorry from Grendon

    Steam Lorry from Grendon

    Steam is taking over from horse power and large steam engines were used to pull wagons of coal and generate power to increase efficiency in the mines

  • Bus at Grendon

    Bus at Grendon

    Bus at Grendon – thought to be at the Boot Inn which we believe was a stopping point

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