Memories of Leicester

Thomas Pritchard Chief Constable Circa 1780s

My wife Merlyn's great, great, grandfather, Thomas Pritchard, held the position of Chief Constable in Hereford during the 1770's to 1790's. He had seven sons, and the youngest, Thomas, born in 1831, migrated to Australia in the Horizon and settled in Bendigo, Victoria in 1857, as a result of ...Read full memory

Corts Ltd Of Cheapside

I've put "1948" as the date as that's about the earliest I remember Corts Ltd, on the corner of Cheapside and Silver Street in this photo. The ironmongers and builders merchants business (formerly Cort & Paul until some time in the 1920s/1930s) was owned by my grandfather David Charles who leased the premises from ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by John Ling

De Montfort Rocked

Good to see DeMontfort Hall as it used to be. It was a great venue to see bands there. Once the small blues clubs had ran their course bands needed larger venues to ply their trade, De Montfort was one of the first, I saw Rory Gallagher, John Hiseman's Collesseum,Yes, Sutherland Brothers/Quiver and never to be forgotten ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Mick Austin

Kids Railway Party At Co Op Hall

Any body remember the Kids party at the CO-OP Hall organised by the Railway, which took place each year!

A memory of Leicester by hurriken1

Robinson & Pickford

Anyone remember Robinson & Pickford's in Leicester. They were a Great company to work for. I met lots of good friends there, I think they also had a making up place in Ibstock !

A memory of Leicester by hurriken1

Robinson & Pickford

Any one remember Robinson & Pickford in Leicester and Ibstock. Great company to work for. Made many good friends there

A memory of Leicester by hurriken1

Life In The Old Days

I was born in Belgrave, Holden Street in 1947 I. Have great Memories of those Wonderful days growing up their All the kids in our Street played together outside in all weathers, , In School Holidays we played simple games then,Girls swapped beads and played snobs, double ball and skipping too verses we made ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by littlevj222

Old Leicester

Can anyone please tell me the name of the public house that was next to Marshall and Snallgraves?Opposite Boots?

A memory of Leicester by Tony Stanger

Fun Days At Abbey Park.

As a young girl, me and my friends used to go on the lake in these boats, we had such fun. It's such a shame it's not the same these days.

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

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