About Gaddesby

Gaddesby is a small village off the A607 between Melton Mowbray and Leicester.  It has a population of around 470 with a pub, a church and a primary school.  The biggest local employer is Coles’ Nurseries and various farms and agricultural businesses. The village is on the 100 bus route between Leicester and Melton Mowbray.  It is also on the Leicestershire Round – the 100 mile circular walk around the county connecting many places of historical and geographical interest.

In this section you can find more information on Gaddesby’s history, a selection of links to other on line sources of information on the village and various maps of the surrounding area.

3 Responses to About Gaddesby

  1. Angelina Jolie says:

    I just wanted to say hoe handsome the Captain of the Petanque team was I am not sure of his name but he sure is hunky.

  2. Rosemary Adelaide Hall says:

    I have only just found this page. I am wanting some help in research My name is Rosemary A Hall, my maiden name is Grace. I was born at Wisteria Cottage, Main Street
    Gaddesby in March 1941 My connections with Gaddesby are deep rooted. I rarely visit Gaddesby these days and have lost touch. However, I am anxious to find details relating to my maternal grandfather, who was Irish born

    Name Patrick Joseph Hart Possible DOB 1884/1885 He died in 1935 at Wisteria Cottage Research so far seems to indicate that P Hart was born, either in Dublin or County Wicklow. He served in WW 1 but there are no details to be had from the War Office.
    He married Phyllis Mary Bird at around 1911
    They had 6 children
    Patrick [Paddy] Hart born 1911 served in RAF [Burma]
    Mary Hart [my mother] 1913
    John Hart DOB ?
    Robert Hart DOB? both the above served in RAF and died during WW2
    Jean Hart DOB 1921
    Derek Hart DOB 1923
    All are deceased.
    I would like to find more evidence and official documentation and other details,[ which are so far, patchy,] which could prove my Irish ancestry. Would St Luke’s Church have archives? This family were key members of village life and lived in Gaddesby for many years. Evidence of this can be found in the church cemetery and also on the village memorial

    Thank you
    Rose Hall

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