Ratcliffe on the Wreake

Ratcliffe on the Wreake

Ratcliffe on the Wreake is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire. It is just to the north of the River Wreake, opposite East Goscote.

The village is small enough not to have a parish council; instead it has a parish meeting consisting of all the electorate. Sir William Lindsay Everard lived in the Ratcliffe Hall estate. He opened Ratcliffe Aerodrome in 1930 for civil flying. It was an important Air Transport Auxiliary ferry pool in World War II. [ [http://www.airclark.plus.com/RatAerodrome/Rataero.htm Ratcliffe Aerodrome History at Ratcliffe College] ]

Apart from Goscote, nearby places are Thrussington, further up the Wreake, Syston, further down, and Sileby, to the north-west.


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