Leicester - Sound and Vision

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Abbey Park - Leicester's premier park.
Animals - dragons and beasts which can be found on the buildings of Leicester.
Adverts - painted on the sides of buildings. Fading fast but still giving a glimpse of the past.
Bede Island - a City Challenge project changed the face of a canal side area of Leicester.
Bridges - four of Leicestershire's old bridges.
Chimneys - a selection from Leicester.
Churches - a selection from Leicestershire and Rutland.
Evington Footpath - a Roman road is now a footpath.
Highfields - bombing raids in WW2 destroyed several buildings. These photos show you what is there now.
The Goddard Trail - the history and architecture of the Goddard family. Lots of photos of familiar Leicester buildings.
Green Men - leafy faces on the lintels above the doors and windows of houses.
Leicester Market - still a part of the Leicester shopping experience.
The Liberty Building - gone, a victim of redevelopment, but remembered fondly.
Mill Lane - from houses and shops to De Montfort University, follow the development.
Swithland Slate Headstones - an introduction to a wonderful feature of Leicestershire churchyards.
The Queen's visit to Leicester 1/8/02.
Terraced houses in Leicester - a look at the history of the houses. Lots of photos of external details you may not have noticed before.
Terracotta - brick and terracotta designs which adorn the houses and terraced streets of Leicester.
Top Hat Terrace - Leicester's first private detective built a monument to himself. See the many faces!
Victoria Park - home of Leicester's main war memorial and much more!
Victoria Park - Four Seasons - to complement the main Victoria Park page.
The Wakerley Trail - the man who developed the suburb of Spinney Hill/North Evington and his 299 houses. Lots of photos.
A Woonerf in Leicester - an early example of traffic calming in a Leicester street.
Wyverns - examples of fearsome creatures who look down on us from the tops of houses.
This website is part of the East Midlands Oral History Archive and has been compiled by Colin Hyde. Any comments can be sent to him via the 'Contact us' button at the bottom of the page.

 

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