Baxterley Village

1970 onwards

BAXTERLEY CHURCH

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  • BAXTERLEY CHURCH

  • ATHERSTONE CARNIVAL 1970s

    The Baxterley Youth Club float.

  • SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1977

    Most of the Country celebrated the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
    Baxterley was no exception.

  • SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1977

    Some of the villagers took the tug-of-war very seriously.

  • MAIN ROAD 1980s

    Aerial photograph showing Holly Cottage before the new building was put in.

  • THE SMITHY 1980s

    Les’ work gets the thumbs-up from the Cub Scouts.
    The display on the left of the photograph shows a sample of the types of horse shoes made at Les’ forge.
    Some were specially crafted to help horses with poor feet.

  • THE SMITHY 1980s

    Mrs. Vickers the Cub Scout Mistress from Dordon organised visits to see the village blacksmith at work.
    Seen here Les Taylor was only too happy to demonstrate his art.

  • THE SMITHY 1980s

    The inside of the Smithy showing Les at the furnace.

  • THE SMITHY 1980s

    Les at work at the blacksmith’s anvil.

  • THE SMITHY 1980s

    Les shoes a pony under the watchful gaze of some school children and teacher.

  • THE SMITHY 1980s

    A school outing to the Smithy.

  • THE BOWLING CLUB 1980s

    Winners at the bowling club.

  • REAL WINTERS 1990

    Not just a few flakes here, snow that we could really complain about!

  • REAL WINTERS 1990

    A beautiful winters day.

  • THE ORCHARD c. 1990

  • HARVEST TIME 2003

    The Trivett family have farmed around Baxterley for many years.
    Here the harvest is gathered off Smithy Lane.

  • STEAM ROLLER 2006

    We still get some interesting vehicles travel through the village.This one is on its way to one of the Wings and Wheels shows at Charity Farm.

  • FISHY TALE 1980s

    Look what was fished out of the pond in front of the Rose Inn by Steve Taylor.
    You should have seen the one that got away!

  • MAIN ROAD 1980s

    Showing the Baddesley Colliery General Offices on the left and the engine shed on the right.

  • THE COMMON ROAD 1970s

    View towards Baddesley showing the main entrance to the Colliery on the left and the dis-used rail bridge. This bridge was used up to the early 1950s to transport shale to the old quarry. area

  • FANCY DRESS PARTY 1988

    Another enjoyable night at the Rose Inn.

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