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Caption for Leicester, The Clock Tower And Gallowtree Gate C1965: Looking southwards from the Haymarket into Gallowtree Gate: it is the building immediately to the left of the Clock Tower which is of interest. A quite spectacular new front of 1894 was added to an older building, recording that from these offices Mr Thomas Cook arranged the world's first cheap day rail excursion (to Loughborough) in 1841, and went on to provide affordable travel for ordinary people, both at home and on the continent. He died in 1892, a stalwart of the Temperance Movement, but at the same time a man who has given much pleasure to the world.

Memories of Leicester

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)

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 bottom (...Read full memory)

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)

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 (...Read full memory)

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