Links to related websites

David Middleton

Bottesford Today was originally created as a WEB page for the VC Hall. Following many requests from other groups to include them we have created this site for the benefit of Bottesford and the local community.

Bottesford C of E. Primary School web site and a brief history.

Bottesford in “A Vision of Britain Through Time – A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions”.

Belvoir High School web site

Bomber Command history of Normanton Airfield

Bottesford Airfield, historic Control Tower – a site giving details of Bottesford during the Second World War

Bottesford Parish Census 2001 gives a snapshot of Bottesford today.

Bottesford Census 29th April 2001

CommunitySites is a web design company which specialises in contributory heritage sites. The Bottesford Living History web site is run by them and permits website visitors to add their own words or pictures to the site.

East Midlands Oral History Archive with references to Bottesford and surrounding areas.

Framland Carriers  web site by Guy Etchells. Botteford has always been a centre of commerce and communication. This lists carriers in the Framland area from 1870’s directories.

Great Northern Railway and London & North Western Railwayhistory site including details of the former Bottesford South Station on Nottingham Road at the west end of the village.

Barb Hafslund family website with genealogy of Bottesford families (Dent, Stanley and Painters)


The Guys of Bottesford web site. This site is an excellent resource for any one interested in local history. Guy Etchells maintains this genealogy sote with many useful local history resources including transcriptions of census records (1851-1901); parish Burial Register 1730 – 1900; and  Families of Bottesford, Leics. Database listing 12,132 Births, Deaths & Marriages!!

See also these Guy Etchells’s links for the local area


The Mermaid Group – a local Shakespeare literature study group that meets monthly in the Bull and welcomes new members.

John Nichols – The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicestershire 1795 – Bottesford entry transcibed by Guy Etchells.

Leicestershire Villages is a community news site. On registration it is possible to to add local news items. The site has many links to local information sources.

Leicestershire Villages – Oral History Archive where there is a excerpt from the BBC Radio programme “The Street” recorded in 1996 by Tony Wilkinson. Tony Wilkinson produced a snapshot of Bottesford in the 1990’s.

Long Bennington Local History Society

The Record Office for Leicestershire

Melton Museum – The Melton Carnegie Museum

Redmile Archive – Local history webpage for Redmile village edited by Linda Brockway.

Story Shapes – A Bottesford-based company teaching the fun and friendly way for children and parents to make stories together.

Vale of Belvoir Business Directory. A commercial web site listing some local businesses.

Wikipedia entry for Bottesford,_Leicestershire

Vale of Belvoir Lions International

This page was added on 08/12/2006.

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