Looking for more details on the The Beaumont Leys Inn circa 1980 it was situated on Beaumont Leys Lane. This pub has now been demolished with a care home built on the site
Max green commented
I am a local historian researching the clubs/ coffee bars in Leicester in the 1960s.
Would love to speak to anyone who frequented these places. There is very little recorded information of them and without the memory their histories may fade away!
If anyone has any photos as well I would love to see them.
Leicestershire, born and bred in Loughborough, I moved away to Buscheid (a small town near Cologne) about 20 years ago. Along with my wife and two children I've been back a few times to show the kids my old haunts. Fishing at Proctors Park, Barrow-Upon-Soar; swimming in the river or the canal; watching the city and visiting old friends, walking in Charnwood Forest, or having a beer at the Navigation Inn, Hathern, simply beautiful. Memories are made of this. If anyone who knows me reads this please feel free to drop me a line, I'd love it
Used to go Airmans Rest and County Arms in Blaby. This was in mid 70's to mid 80's. Palais and one on London Road amongst others and I was not really one for night clubs. Only went in with friends.
Yep I was DJ in The Carousel http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdpyrah/tags/carousel/ and in Grannys and in what used to be "The George" where the Red Room is now under what used to be Baileys. Had some great nights in Baileys.. saw Paul Daniels there when he was just getting started. He was on because Tommy Cooper was ill. Also The Three Degrees, Slade, Mud, Showaddywaddy, Les Dawson.. showing my age
Also the hotel, I think it was the White Hart, and shops that used to be where the Haymarket is now. I was only a kid but I can remember them well, (and Lewis's). I got my first ever pair of long trousers for school from Cheatle's, which used to be there. Irish Clothing Store (now just Irish) used to be among the shops that were there as well. I can still remember the smell of cordouroy in that place!
The Great Central station in its last days.
The bridge on Catherine Street that used to cross the railway (the line ran to Skegness and the East coast) where the Horse and Jockey pub is now. It still features in a few of my dreams even now... going over it on a double decker bus feeling as if I was thousand feet high.
Look through the photos on the link Zingari put up... loads of old favourite haunts
10 more pubs/bars that have disappeared in recent times: :(
Black Boy, Albion Street
Black Swan, Belgrave Gate
Bricklayers' Arms, Welford Road
Durham Ox, Bowling Green Street
Griffin/Jacey's, Belgrave Gate
Magazine, Newarke Street
Physio & Firkin, Aylestone Road
Spread Eagle, Charles Street
Victory, Aylestone Road
Wyvern, Granby Street
M baker commented
The Swiss Cottage on Churchgate.
Mum used to take me and the big sister in there on the way back from town a fair amount. Used to love it in there with all the old copper and the smell was amazing
filbert st.. obvious reasons
granby halls.. had many a night skating there
cascade amusements one on the corner near palais/life
burger king.. not too dissapointed but cant believe none left in leicester now lol..
original john lewis and the bridge to it.. as an early teen would spend a saturday mooching round lewis, on the bridge, in the haymarket..
weavers/ showrooms/ o4/ lalle bella/ matiche..
tandy electronic store..
Ainsleys Music & Video
The LCFC Shop on Churchgate
Beatties Electronics in the old shires
To many to mention, I came home to Leicester at Christmas and ended up going into town to buy some presents and I was disgusted with how horrible the City Center has become. So many empty shops everywhere and the ones that are open were either Charity shops, Cash 4 gold/Instant cash shops, Seemed like the Highcross has killed off the city centre
Call it sentimental but does anybody else have fond memories of places in leicester which have now sadly disappeared?
Mine would be-
Filbert Street (obviously) so many memories of that place.
The Wellington pub, which changed into Edwards :( and is now a Tesco Express :nono: always used to meet up with mates on a Fri and Sat night in there and before a home game,breaks my heart everytime I walk past it. Nigel the barman seemed to work there forever.
Superbowl (always tried to get in the Studio on the way down) and Harveys nightclubs, great nights out!
Modern Toys shop, not sure of the road name but as a kid then I loved that shop
Excellent website! I am a Leicester lass and my husband and I are lucky enough to have just moved into The Green and look forward to finding more out about the area and its rich history. Hopefully we will also make local peoples acquaintance at the next History group meeting. Keep up the superb work
I am researching my husband's family the Bacon's of Whitwick and Markfield. John Bacon died 1918. He was a coal carrier.His wife was Elizabeth Toon. Elizabeth's brother John Toon was executor of the Will. Elizabeth Bacon died in Portsea in 1940 leaving land in Shaw Land and Whitwick. I have had an enormous help from the Leicestershire Record Office with Wills and etc. I have a story on the Bacon family who went to Deptford and Portsea
Jenny Thorpe commented
I am a descendant of George Worth of Markfield who migrated to Australia in 1945. I believe his family may have been long time residents of your area. I am currently compiling information for member of the family here. We are quite a large family, spread over the east coast of Australia. I have traced back to a Mrs Worth born in 1580, via the internet
Wonderful site, very informative and has obviously taken a great deal of time and effort, which is very much appreciated. I may have found my “missing” link, more investigation required!
In brief, I am trying to find the parents of John Branston (or any family members) born Market Harborough in 1914, could your “Branston’s” be the same family?
Great site and thank you
Congrats on your excellent website! I am a member of Uppingham Local History Group and am currently researching Rev Timothy Moxon who was Oakham Circuit Minister 1948-58 Tilton and Halstead were included on his 'round'. Could you please tell me if the chapels still exist, also Tilton Grange where he stayed with the Shilcock family when visiting
Thanks for a useful and interesting website.
There is a useful forum for discussing genealogy and local history in Leicester & Leicestershire it's at www.leicesterforum.co.uk
I am also a volunteer for the National Trust talk service and guide at Stoneywell near Loughborough. I am hoping to do a talk about lost Leicestershire mills to our local history group later in the year and I wonder if C you can help by putting me in touch with anyone in your local history group with photographs or information about windmills that existed in the Tilton area. I have seen one picture in the book by Nigel Moon of Tilton Post Mill. Thanks
Jon Bill commented
Brilliant site! I remember Tilton well, my father farmed at Whatborough on the hill, and at Rodhill Farm, and I went to old village school there, I remember the Meakin family having a shop down way past the Church
Mr Bru commented
This site is totally awesome and a credit to its creators. Through your site I have discovered much useful information and vital dates. I have also discovered that there are 11 members of the Springthorpe family buried in Tilton Parish Church grave yard. Could anyone please tell me if there is a plan of the plots in the graveyard as I would dearly love to pay my respects.
Many thanks again for a beautiful and informative site. Looking forward to any updates that you might make
Pam Rabon commented
Thanks for bringing back so many memories. I had done a search on greasy pete hawkhill and your site appeared!
Had many happy memories in Airlie Hall 65-69 but I was a pure scientist. Incidentally was also the librarian of Airlie Hall but only remember 2 stories on the corner with the library on the top floor - also with a grandfather clock - Enjoyed 3 years in the Hall and still have copies of TAMP magazine to which I also contributed!