Loughborough, Market Place c.1950

Memories of Loughborough


This was a wonderful delicatessen (although it would have described itself as "general provisions" or something like that, It had huge cheeses and whole sides of smoked pork and giant hams in the window. It had a unique smell - a mixture of spices, coffee, smoked meat and cheese. NO modern deli comes anywhere near it - apart possibly from Volpetti in Testaccio, Rome.

In my final year at Mountfields we were led up to the swimming baths in a long crocodile to be taught how to swim, if we couldn't already. I'd just about learnt to swim the previous summer holiday in Wales, but it felt much easier (& a lot warmer) in the swimming pool. The changing areas were quite primitive. Some (...Read full memory)

This shows the old swimming baths on Granby Street, it looks like the picture is taken from the Carillion in Queen's Park.

Well this is of the corner of the Market Place and the High Street to the right or the A6. They moved Boots further down to the left, now a few buildings down.

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