3) Betsy Smith's Grave opposite Rouncil Lane
THE HISTORY OF THE BORROWELL TO THE END RESTORATION
Photo of the old Milestone and Borrowell
New book tells personal story of St Johns in early 1900s (From KWN website)
Pete Ashley & Graham Gould, have written a book entitled - Another One is Born - the history of Kenilworth (St. John's area).
Published on Friday 30 March 2012 15:00
A NEW book which explores the St John's area of Kenilworth in the early 1900s has been written and will be able to be bought next week.
Another One is Born by Pete Ashley, aged 80, and Graham Gould, has been written in a personal way and does not talk about the war years but talks about how children entertained themselves growing up in years gone by.
Mr Ashley, who lives in Beauchamp Road, said: "The subject of our book has not been written about before in this way and the photographs in it have not been seen before either.
"Another One is Born is about people and the characters more than the places.
"I have memories of growing up there starting from when I was five years old and I started talking to Graham about this as I was thinking of writing down my memories for my family, but Graham suggested others might be very interested in it as well. So about nine months ago we started putting the pages together and now I'm elated at what we've produced. My family are all also really happy to see this book in print."
The book, priced £4.99, will be available to buy from Town and Country Furniture from Thursday.
Wilton House 2013.
NEW STREET FURNITURE TO NAME THE FOOTPATH KNOWN AS THE CRAVES OR CROFTS
A KENILWORTH historian hopes to get public support for a plaque to be displayed on an ancient footpath called the Craves.
The Craves, which means boggy land in the old English dialect dictionary, has been in use in the town for centuries and is still used regulary today.
It runs from Elizabeth Way and Malthouse Lane and comes out in Clinton Avenue.
Graham Gould has been concerned for some time that its name may be forgotten as older generations pass away in the town. He therefore wants to put a name on the path so its name will always be remembered.
So far he has got support from the next town mayor Cllr George Illingworth and Cllr Norman Vincett, and it will soon be put before Kenilworth History Society.
Mr Gould said: "I'd really like to know what people think about this right of way and whether anybody has any memories of it from when they were children.
"I used to walk along it to school every day and remember in the old days it used to pass Swanes Nursery.
"If we get enough support we can get the plaque, which won't cost a lot of money at all, and it will add character to the town and remind younger generations of our history."
Other places Mr Gould has had remembered with plaques or markings include the Borrowell, the milestone in Warwick Road and Betsy's Grave. He said: "This will be my last project. I feel like these things need to be remembered and this is the last one I'm concerned about."
A project to find, document and name Kenilworth's footpaths is also under way and Kenilworth Town Council, the history and archaeology society, the ramblers' group, the Kenilworth Society and other interested parties have been looking at old maps of Kenilworth to try and update them. The Craves has been added to the updated maps.
Mr Gould said: "Because the old maps don't show accurately all the rights of ways in the town, we have needed to update them.
"This is not just about recording where the paths are now, it's about remembering all the old names."
Other paths on the map with an ancient history include The Blackpad, formerly known as Beggars' path, in the St John's area of town.
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