Memories of Leicester

Headmistress

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Jill Orton

Fond Memories Of Wyggy Girls'

I well remember starting at Wyggeston Girls' Grammar School in Sept 1968 with my new shiny leather satchel. I was so proud of my black velour hat, black gloves, and ...Read full memory

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 ...Read full memory

The Eclipse Pub

The public house in this picture is 'The Eclipse'. I lived in the Eclipse as a small boy in the mid 1950s. My bedroom was on the top floor. I use to lie in bed at night and watch the ...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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by John Ling

Memories

As the son of Bill and Madge Sharp I lived there, after the Horse and Groom in Humberstone Gate. I remember my dad having a fair few fights outside. Many war veterans told of their stories. ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Keiran Sharp

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Susan Bailey

Queen Street.

I was born in Queen St 1942, at No 19 ,opposite the Engine Hotel. I can still see the horse & drays lining up from the top of Queen St all the way down getting loaded up with goods & ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by keogh22

School Days At Lancaster Boys School.

I had many fond memories of my school days at Lancaster Boys and of course Victoria Park, Saturdays after playing rugby for the school would often call in the pavilion for a quick snack... these where great times!

A memory of Leicester by Terry Corrall

End Of War

I used to live in Cheapside, in about 1945.

A memory of Leicester by Len Stokes

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