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LOOKING BACK; TELL US ABOUT YOUR MEMORIES OR SEND YOUR OLD PICTURES. Contact Andy Rush on 01509 635802 E-mail andy.rush@reachplc.com.

Churchgate civic parade THE whereabouts of a civic procession, which was captured with a photograph (right) from our archive has been solved.

Regular Looking Back readers, Dave Dunkerley of Loughborough and Phillip Thorpe of Barrow-upon-Soar soon replied after it was published.

Dave said: "The clue is the background buildings. The gable above the mayor's head belongs to what is now the 'Caravelli' restaurant, erstwhile Loughborough Manor House.

"The frontage of what is now Charles Lowe is to the mayor's left. The procession is exiting the Churchyard of All Saints' Parish Church."

Philip concurred saying: "The picture shows a mayoral procession leaving the parish church into Churchgate. The building on the right is Lowe's premises, & the old Manor House is in the background.

Philip also added a few thoughts to the magnificent archive photo we featured of a gang of workers (below).

He said: I am sure shows quarry men operating pneumatic rock drills in a quarry (perhaps Mountsorrel, Shepshed?), drilling shot holes ready for blasting.

"It is interesting to note the lack of safety gear (helmets, goggles, ear defenders), I would suggest it dates from the 1920s/30's."

Rita surprised to see grandfather's photograph after all these years A SURPRISED Rita Gower got in touch with Looking back after spotting a photograph of her grandfather Stanley Hallam.

The head and shoulders picture of Mr Hallam, was pasted in an old scrapbook we have in the Echo archives.

Most of the photos in the scrapbook appear to be from the 1920/30s, but a few date back to the Great War and there are also a few from the 1940s. They have been glued in, with only the occasional hand-written caption beside them, so the locations and people in them are often a mystery.

And it certainly is a mystery to Rita as to why Mr Hallam's picture was in our archive. She had no idea why it would be the case.

The oldest of 110 grandchildren she does remember her grandfather well, having lived with her grandparents for a while when she was younger.

She said he came from a large family and had spent his earlier years serving in the Black Watch regiment.

She also said that he had worked at Messengers & Co in Loughboroug and believed he was at one time in the drawing offices at The Brush.

Mr Hallam passed away in 1949 and Rita remembers him as being: "Very tall, quite a large stature. He was a lovely man."

WEDDING BELLS FROM THE ECHO ARCHIVE CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THEM?

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Stanley Hallam

Quarry workers -but where?

| The Echo reported in February 1970 that another old Loughborough building, in the hands of the demolition men, was the old Golden Fleece at the corner of the Cattle Market and Granby Street.

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