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Leicester, Leicestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Leicester and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


I started at Wyggeston Girls School in 1949 and Miss Pedley was the scourge of the lower school, the higher school and the mistresses then. I left in 1954 and have never been back but I have looked at it on Google Earth and it looks very much the same. The privet hedge on Regent Road was planted when I was at the school ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Jill Orton

Memories Of Life

I was born in 1942 and spent my childhood years living in the way road area of the city.  My brother and I were lucky enough to have a family living directly behind us in Homefield Avenue (I think that is what it was called) there were three children. We used to spend many happy hours playing in the brook at the bottom ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Susan Bailey

Lunch At The Pavilion

I was at Wyggy Boys School from 1961 to 68. Usually I went home for dinner (which we always had mid-day) as my father worked nearby and took me. But if he wasn't going home I used to meet my mother or grandmother and have lunch in the pavilion, Usually it was egg and chips for 1s.6d. and a Lyons fruit pie for 6d. No ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Andrew Buxton