History

People at St Boniface (and others)

I have just read the interview with Jack Lippitt. It brought many memories back of my growing up in Braunstone. I remember Mr. Gibbs, maybe because I was […]

Bob writes from Canada …

I’ve been researching my family tree for about 4 years. I was very pleased to come across your web site as my ancestors are from Braunstone. My great […]

Memories of Braunstone – Sheila Pike

Transcription of Interview with Sheila Pike on May 27th, 2004 Right can I just, so we know who it is, asks your name and when and where you […]

Memories of Braunstone – Ron Manship

Transcription of Interview with Ron Manship on May 24th, 2004 If I could ask you to say your name and date of birth again Ronald Manship, 12 Council […]

Memories of Braunstone – Jack Lippitt

Transcription of Interview with Jack Lippitt on May 25th, 2004 Please can you tell me your name and when and where you were born? My name is Jack […]

Memories of Braunstone – Dennis Pacey

Transcription of Interview with Dennis Pacey (no date) So please can you tell me your name and when and where you were born just so that I can […]

Memories of Braunstone – Alwyne Watson

Transcription of Interview with Alwyne Watson on July 7th, 2004 Right, my name’s Alwyne Watson, I’m, I was born on the 29th June 1932, I’m now 71 years […]

THE CHURCH BUILDING

General Appearance and Exterior The old Braunstone church is a small building by most church standards and consists of a short square tower, a nave and a slightly […]

HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND PARISH

from the privaterly published The Story of Braunstone Parish Church A church at Braunstone (or Branteston) is first mentioned in a document of 1168, and the Domesday Book […]

Growing Up in Braunstone (F. J. Abraham)

The way it was. 1930 – 1950 Youngsters brought up in Braunstone during the early days of the Council development were typical of the Country’s working class kids […]

Church Field Processions 1948 and 2004

Braunstone had seen itself as a farming village, and throughout the 1940s and 50s St Peter’s would pray for God’s blessing on the crops every Rogation Sunday (usually […]

Good Friday Procession

From Geoff Peet We are not sure when these pictures were taken – we think that it was the late 80s. The priests are Michael Woods and Alan […]

Hay Sunday at St Peter’s

Mrs Lippett spreading the hay in church on Hay Sunday 1946 Many years ago there was marsh land between Braunstone and Aylestone villages. The Squire of Aylestone had […]

Braunstone when I was younger – by Rosemary Bateman

I was born in 1932 in Braunstone Village, in the first house of Newark, which now they call Cressida Place. It was a nice village, not a lot […]

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