Nostalgic memories of Leicester's local history

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My parents lived at 3 Bradgate cottages, my brother would have gone to Slater street school mid to late 50's. My mum worked at the factory on the corner which is derelict. The garden backed on to the river.

My memories of Wyggie girls school straddle the years 1951 to 1956. I can still remember being in awe of Miss Pedley until she appeared in th end of year play 1066 and all that. She was a natural actress and had us all in stitches. I would love to hear from anyone who was in the science forms during the same years. Will there be reunion 2020 Janet Carter

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)

Anyone remember Robinson & Pickford's in Leicester. They were a Great company to work for. I met lots of good friends there, I think they also had a making up place in Ibstock !

Any one remember Robinson & Pickford in Leicester and Ibstock. Great company to work for. Made many good friends there

Any body remember the Kids party at the CO-OP Hall organised by the Railway, which took place each year!

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 & parcels from the railway yard, and me & my Mam going out with a bucket and spade,after they had gone on their round's, (...Read full memory)

I was at Lancaster school a bit before your time,i started there in 1947

i had a message from peter hayes ex lancaster school via this web site but was unable to reply anyone know him let him know

i had to walk over vicky park to school for four years 54-58 , i remember the cafe opening a crowd of us used to go there on sunday mornings. all of whom ive lost touch when i joined the royal marines in 1960 if you know me contact me