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 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 ...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. ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Andrew Buxton

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Mick Austin

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by John Ling

School Dance Display

The Wyggeston Girls Grammar School put on a Dance display for Parents. I remember my mum & younger sister coming to watch and my friend and I took them to a local espresso bar afterwards. I also recall a visit with my dad to see Swan Lake c1949. And I've seen Ray Charles a couple of times in the 60s, also Oscar ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Maggie Martin

Stone Flags

I remember living in a terraced Street close to 'Vikky Park' as a child. We used to visit the war memorial after standing in the freezing cold watching my Dad play football... sometimes you couldn't even see the game for the fog. I remember being astonished when reaching up to touch the flags inside the memorial one day, I ...Read full memory

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 they lived in Henry Street. It was a cul-de-sac leading on to Central Street Railway Station. Can anybody tell me just out of interest if any ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Lee Orbell

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by littlevj222

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 we used to go to the park was nearly always on a Sunday, this was the one day of the week that most families used go out for recreation and ...Read full memory

A memory of Leicester by Roy Lowe

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