Very interesting Dan, yep Leicester was very big in the Mod department. I was one , scooter and all the trimmings, silver arcade for all the trendy clothes.
Skegness was the local for Leicester Mods. Its very amusing for me to see a come back in Scooters in NZ. They just don't look right without , fur seats, chrome racks, spotlights, union jack on side panels. What a comical sight we must have looked to the older generation in those days, twenty something years after the war.