The main repository of information

Here you will find a library giving you access to various documents about life and industry in the area. Click on an article name to view the documents.

Famous Families from the area

Information about the families who lived in and shaped the area

Industry and transport

The growth of industry and transport links in Newbold and the surrounding areas

Newbold life

History of life, people and places in Newbold

Railways in the area

The railways of the area

Thank You

Newbold Heritage Group could not put this resource together without the help of a number of people and without referencing existing works and internet sites. We will maintain a list of these sources should you wish to look further into a subject.

Reference List, Sources, Contributors


Clinker C.R. and Hadfield (1958) The Ashby de la Zouch Canals and its Railways

Cooper, A. Leggott, P and Sprenger, C (1990)The Melbourne Military Railway. (Oakwood Press)

Holt. Geoffrey The History of the Ticknall Tramway

Schofield. R.B, (2000) Benjamin Outram(1764 – 1805) an Engineering Biography. (Merton Priory Press Ltd.)

Internet sources (thanks to Graeme Bickerdike)

Other sources

BBC4 Michael Wood –King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons

John Hill, Bill Reid, John MacDonald, Charlotte Sutton Denis Baker