Husbands Bosworth shown within Leicestershire
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Husbands Bosworth is a large crossroads village in South Leicestershire on the A5199 road from Leicester city to Northampton and the A4304 road from Junction 20 of the M1 motorway to Market Harborough.
To the north of the village the Grand Union Canal passes through a 1,166-yard (1,066 m) tunnel that bears the name of the village. There is also a pub called the Bell which is 10 mins walk from the tunnel and bridge 46. The towpath at present is rough and the canal shallow. No landing available.
On the southern boundary of the village is a thriving allotment site, immediately adjacent to the village's cemetery.
The nearby airfield (at SP650827) is the home of a gliding club, and a rapid response police helicopter unit, the East Midlands Air Support Unit. It was originally constructed as RAF Husbands Bosworth during World War II and subsequently was used to house displaced Polish families.
The nearest railway station is Market Harborough.
Media related to Husbands Bosworth at Wikimedia Commons
- Husbands Bosworth The website for more info on this village
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