Whitwell, A Divided Village

Drive East from Oakham towards Stamford on the A606 for five miles. You will arrive at Whitwell, a divided village. A village cut in two by the A606 that goes right through the village. This beautiful little village is one of the smallest villages in the county of Rutland, the smallest county in England. The 2001 census showed a population of 41. The 2011 census showed a population of less than 100. The houses in the village are built mainly

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Exton War Memorial Cleaned

For the first time in almost one hundred years Exton War memorial has been cleaned. The memorial was unveiled in 1922 by the Earl of Gainsborough. The Earl of Gainsborough lost a son and two of his nephews killed in the First World War. Son Robert and Nephews Roger and Maurice make up the nineteen names of those from Whitwell and Exton killed in the two world wars. During its time since 1922 the memorial has become almost unreadable because

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