History of Shepshed in the county of Leicestershire

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Some history of Shepshed

More information on Shepshed to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Shepshed from another page. As the website is constructed it is easier to create links as they crop up rather than retracing steps later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on Shepshed. I have uploaded some photographs and newspaper articles and will return to this page when possible.

Market Place at Shepshed [c.1935]

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Field Street at Shepshed [c.1958]

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List of Pubs

Black Swan Inn
Blue Ball
Britannia Inn
Bull and Bush
Bull's Head Inn
Crown Inn
De Lisle Arms
Drum and Monkey
Foresters' Arms
Haunted Castle Inn
Jolly Farmers
Jug and Glass
Life Guard's Inn
Navigation Inn
Old George Inn
Ox Lea
Pied Bull Inn
Prince of Wales
Queen's Head Inn
Railway Inn
Ram Inn
Red Lion
Richmond Arms
Royal Oak
Sullington Arms
Three Crowns
Victoria Arms
Vine Inn
White Angel
White Horse

Genealogy Connections

If you have a genealogy story or query regarding the Shepshed area you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Leicestershire Genealogy.

Worthington's India Pale Ale [1950's]

Everard's India Pale Ale

Ind Coope Enamel Advertisement [c.1920]

Caution When Ordering Bass

Ansell's Mild Playing Card

Marston's Pedigree

Bass Pale Ale in a Bottle

That's Worth a Worthington

Ansell's - The Better Beer

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Quotation

A Halted Mail Coach by Henry Thomas Alken [The British Postal Museum and Archive]

"At each Inn on the road I a welcome could find; At the Fleece I'd my skin full of ale; The Two Jolly Brewers were just to my mind; At the Dolphin I drink like a wheale. Tom Tun at the Hogshead sold pretty good stuff; They'd capital flip at the Boar; And when at the Angel I'd tippled enough, I went to the Devil for more."
Mail Coach Guard

Newspaper Articles

"Shepshed Urban Council have had an offer of £20, for their fire engine, but decided not to sell. At a meeting of the Council yesterday, the Clerk [Mr. M. Smith] said a gentleman had been to see him who wanted to purchase the fire engine. [Laughter.] He was to have made an offer in writing, but it had not arrived. The verbal offer for the engine was £20. Mr. Nelson moved and Mr. Clench seconded that the matter be referred to the General Purposes Committee. The Rev. J. A. Harley said it did not need much consideration and he would move that the Council deal with it at once. He said the matter was of enormous importance. It was another case of depending on Loughborough. If there was a fire in Loughborough they would attend to that first, and where would Shepshed be? This question had been raised before, and the Council were facing it again as though it were a little squib, referring it to a committee to let it die a natural death. This was one of Shepshed's open sores. They were entirely at the mercy of Loughborough if one of their best factories did get on fire, and even if Loughborough deigned to help them the water supply was not enough. The Chairman said that was one of the reasons for referring it back. He was not in favour of selling the engine. The Rev. J. A. Harley : Then say so. The Chairman : I am saying so. I can't go into all the details, but we should consider whether we can make use of the engine or have another one; or are we to go on paying the extortionate demands of Loughborough? Mr. Clench said It was a matter that wanted inquiring into. The Rev. J. A. Harley said the offer was only scrap iron price. He moved and Mr. Burton seconded that the offer be turned down and this was carried. Mr. Nelson said the question should not be left there. Nobody suggested that they should sell the engine, but after the excitable remarks, it was more important than ever that the General Purposes Committee should consider the whole matter. This was agreed to and the Rev. J. A. Harley said he hoped the committee would wake up and do its work."
"£20 for a Fire Engine"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : September 12th 1929 Page 5.

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