In an uncultivated field north of Earl Shilton, there is a very special tree. It is in fact two trees, Oak & Ash, that have bonded together, making one.
The tunnel, originally built by the Great Northern Line, is 471 metres long. The tunnel first opened in 1882 and finally closed in 1964.
Who would have thought that the one of the most innovative and distinctive petrol stations in the world is on the A6, in Birstall, on the outskirts of Leicester’s city centre. The garage, now owned by BP, has made the top ten list featuring the best designed gas stations in the world.Which was voted by architects of DesignCurial magazine,…… Continue reading Birstall Petrol Station
Whilst most towns and cities around the UK use the tales of the bogeyman to frighten good behaviour out of their children. The parents of Leicestershire use the tale of the nine o’clock horses. The amazing thing about the story is that the nine o’clock horses actually existed. What is the Bogeyman? The bogeyman (also…… Continue reading The Nine O’Clock Horses
The Oxford Dictionary defines a jaywalker as a person who crosses or walks in the street or road unlawfully or without regard for approaching traffic. Imagine you are driving your car along a very quiet, country road. When all of a sudden a figure appears immediately in front of your car. Without hesitation, you would…… Continue reading The Jaywalking Nun Of Shady Lane, Leicester
The Haymarket Theatre Ghost. There are a vast amount of theatres across the UK, a fair-sized percentage are reputedly haunted. Why is this? Are these thespians so beloved of their environment they are unable to take a final bow of mortality? Our ghost is not a thespian or an audience member like so many theatre…… Continue reading The Ghostly Child that Haunts Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre