RAF Lancaster Bomber Crashes In Thurnby Lodge

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

Earl Shilton and Barwell, Leicester’s UFO Hotspots

Tales of unidentified flying objects have always shaken up conspiracy theorists. And the reports and stories from Leicester are no different. Interestingly most of the sightings in Leicestershire are around Hinckley; More specifically Earl Shilton and Barwell. Why these areas? What has been seen? And by whom? UFO Hotspot? There is sightings all over Leicestershire…… Continue reading Earl Shilton and Barwell, Leicester’s UFO Hotspots

The Last Man In England To Be Gibbeted, James Cook.

May 1832, in the busy town centre of Leicester, the brutal murder of John Paas took place. The killing is particularly worthy of note, not merely for the horrific circumstances which accompanied it, but the other factors surrounding the incident. Join The Leicester Chronicle as we explore the story of the last man in England to…… Continue reading The Last Man In England To Be Gibbeted, James Cook.

The Nine O’Clock Horses

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 Jaywalking Nun Of Shady Lane, Leicester

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 Ghostly Child that Haunts Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre

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

RAF Lancaster Bomber Crashes In Thurnby Lodge: Eyewitness Report by Terence C. Cartwright

In 1945, RAF Lancaster Bomber ND647 crashed into a field on the outskirts of Leicester. The pilot lost control during a training exercise with a spitfire. This incredible, but sad story was witness by a teenager Terence C. Cartwright in 1945. He recounts the emotional event below. “Looking over the countryside toward Scraptoft, there was a…… Continue reading RAF Lancaster Bomber Crashes In Thurnby Lodge: Eyewitness Report by Terence C. Cartwright