Memories of Leicester

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

End Of War

I used to live in Cheapside, in about 1945.

A memory of Leicester by Len Stokes

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

Abbey Park

I will always remember regular family trips to Abbey Park, fishing in the Soar, hiring the metal pedal boats and many other memories. I always remember that the one day of the week that ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Roy Lowe

Woodgate, Frog Island

During the war my grandparents moved from Great Yarmouth to Leicester, my grandmother worked at Freres biscuit factory in Woodgate, my father went to Slater Street School and ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Lee Orbell

Happy Days

I met my wife Pamela there in Oct 1958 at a Dance, we now live in Western Australia where we have been for the last 41 years.

A memory of Leicester by John Dunkley

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

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

Hard Life

RE: The Eclipse Pub My dad was never out off the Eclipse pub on Saturdays and Sundays and most nights in the 1960s. I remember standing outside as a small boy for about 2 hours for him to come out and take him home. His name was Charlie Crewe, and his nick name was 'Wagy'.

A memory of Leicester by Michael Crewe

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

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