The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society

Beyond Lenton

This undated picture postcard came from the late Reg Meakin's album. It was probably taken in the mid to late 1920s. On the back of the postcard Reg had written that the scene in question was the bridge over the Fairham Brook with the Round House in the background. This was situated near the entrance to Clifton Grove. The Round House had originally been a toll bar on the turnpike road out to Loughborough via Gotham. Reg recalled that in his childhood, about the time of the first world war, the building had been converted into a cafe selling refreshments to passersby. During this era the property came up for sale and Reg's grandmother actually considered buying it but never went ahead with the purchase.

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