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
What is the origins of the well known saying, ‘paint the town red’? The Leicester Chronicle explores further.
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
In the United Kingdom we are lucky enough to have some very interesting traditional customs. And the county of Leicestershire has its fair share. Ranging from Bottle-Kicking (a very large maul between two rival villages over a cask of ale) to holding an annual service in celebrating the arrival of the Bluebells in Swithland Woods.…… Continue reading The Whipping Toms