Celebrations etc.
The Belvoir Estate Sale 1920
Directories
The 1841 Redmile Census
The 1871 Redmile Census
The 1901 Redmile Census
Redmile Census for 1851, 1861 & 1891
Redmile Marriages Index
Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions
Redmile Man killed by Lightning
Links to other sites

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Peace Celebration Boat Trip 1919

An extract from a picture of the whole boat and possibly nearly half the residents of the village. The trip went along the Grantham canal from Redmile Wharf, behind the Peacock Inn, to Muston Gorse where a picnic tea was had in a barn and games played.

Muston Gorse is the wharf for the Belvoir Castle horse drawn tramway which carried goods from the canal to the cellars of the castle.

The Redmile Oddfellows

This is thought to be a picture (date unknown but possibly late 1880's) of the local Oddfellows branch who met at the Windmill Inn. The members are standing in front of the Inn wearing their sashes and holding maces. The membership book, 1838 to 1920, has been discovered and transcribed. It includes many men of Redmile and the surrounding villages. To view the transcription click here

Redmile school built in 1871,
pictured in 1999 still a thriving village school.

School picture 1911

The school in 1872

Redmile in 2001

The village of Redmile is in the north east corner of Leicestershire. Being just south of the trunk road between Nottingham and Grantham it looks to these centres for work, shopping and leisure. The picture left is looking west to east with the Grantham canal just in shot at the bottom while the road leaving the top of the picture leads to Belvoir Castle, home of the Duke of Rutland, owner of much of the surrounding countryside (see The Belvoir Estate Sale 1920).

The village archive was started as a result of a picture published in the local paper's 'Memory Lane' feature. It had been submitted by an ex-resident of Redmile and it made me realise that as older residents moved out of the village we were losing photographs and documents relating to the village's recent, i.e. 19th & 20th century history. I felt something should be done to record these before they disappeared.

The archive has formed the basis of two exhibitions, Redmile Remembered 2000 and 2001 and is ongoing and growing. It consists of copies of documents and over 300 photographs from 1860's to the present day, all connected to Redmile and its people. The items are used by local schoolchildren for history projects, for reminiscence sessions, by family historians and by locals interested in their village or house history.

However badly damaged, some of the oldest and creased pictures are in fact the most valuable historically. Looking behind the family on old snapshots, may reveal a street scene or building of general interest, in addition to the intended subject of the photographers attention.

I would like to thank all those who have lent photographs and other material or provided names, dates and other information. I would also like to thank the staff of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office, Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society and all those family historians who still keep turning up information!

Linda Brockway November 2001

The Post Mill on Barkestone Lane

This was the last mill to serve Redmile, but not the first. A mill worth 20/- a year is recorded in 1242. The mill shown was moved from Forest Road at Nottingham in 1855 and served the village until the mid 1920's latterly being worked by a steam engine. The mill was operated for many years by the Carlile family.


Pool drivers and Staff c1944

Redmile during the 2nd World War 1939-1945

Pool drivers and Staff c1944

Vale of Belvoir bombing May 1941

The War Memorial

Redmile Clock Makers George and John Bishop

George Bishop moved to Redmile in 1762 and made grandfather clocks, engraving the dials with his name and his address REDMILE. This example with just Bishop may date from the time after his son John joined the business.

George Bishop - Redmile Clockmaker

Church and Chapel

The War Memorial
Reverend Thomas Daffy
James Handley's Gravestone
William King - Engineer to the Grantham Canal
Report to the PCC Annual meeting for 1923
A compilation of 2 Electoral Rolls
Redmile Marriages Index
Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions