Ever wondered what is the history is behind Leicester’s statues? Who are these people that are sculpted in bronze to be ever immortalised by generations to come? Our first part in this series of posts is the 5th Duke of Rutland, John Henry Manners. The Statue can be found at Leicester Market. Location. Leicester’s first-ever…… Continue reading The History of Leicester’s Statues: John Henry Manners
The quaint church of St. James in Drayton is the smallest church in Leicestershire.
The Leicester Mercury and Leicester CC jointly commissioned the statue after the outstanding success of the city’s sports teams in their respective 1996/97 seasons.
William Taylor designed & manufactured the first dimpled golf ball in Leicester. Providing the biggest technological discovery in the history of the Golf
How long does it take to walk down Every Street in Leicester?
The Inn has that look of being settled in place for ever. But was built in 1863 after its predecessor was burnt down due to somewhat unusual circumstances.
In a small woods on the east side of Leicester lays an unusual small building. Legend says it’s home to a witch. The Leicester Chronicle explores further.
In Leicestershire, along a minor road to the village of Bilstone. A little unknown piece of local history has stood for over 200 years. A Gibbet. Used only once for a rare, tragic murder in the village. Location Located along Gibbet Lane, just outside Bilstone Village. It is standing by the side of a little lay-by. It can be…… Continue reading Bilstone Gibbet
Something very interesting, but also very sad happened in April 1945 on the outskirts of Leicester. A RAF Bomber (RAF Lancaster ND647) crashed and exploded in a field that would one day be one of Leicester’s suburbs, Thurnby Lodge. Lancaster Bomber training.The bomber aeroplane crashed whilst the crew was training on Sunday 8th April 1945. The Aircraft took…… Continue reading RAF Lancaster Bomber Crashes In Thurnby Lodge
About half way down one of the city’s oldest streets, Churchgate; You will come across a very oddly named street, Butt Close Lane.