Author Topic: What is leicester missing?  (Read 5138 times)

Barry Pole

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #15 on: 08:34:09, 05/06/14 »
Whats missing in Leicester.


Decent coffee and food . Visited 2 years ago from Wellington NZ, asked for a LATTE, this was a coffee franchise place , sorry we do not do Latte, this is from a specialised coffee shop or suppose to be.


Now let me say I was born in Leicester the city was better served in the 60s, basically its not progressed from greasy spoon type places.


If somebody opened up a place with good coffee , nice healthy fresh sandwiches they would make a killing. I know someone will say what about so and so place , however in general the place is really poor in the quality of facilities for shoppers. Nice mall in the CBD but nothing else.

TINAHARRISON

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #16 on: 23:46:32, 08/06/14 »
THEBELLHOTEL...thats what leicesters missing haha

Johned

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #17 on: 19:51:27, 27/06/14 »
Ah! The good old Bell Hotel.  Used to select a comfy sofa in there, recline with a pint clutched in my fist and the cares of the world would pass me by! 

TINAHARRISON

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #18 on: 22:23:20, 28/06/14 »
What a lovely account of your memory of the Bell..currently reseaching it and writing a book so do share more!!!...I have some wonderful photos and always room to include more!thanks

Barry Pole

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #19 on: 23:58:12, 28/06/14 »
Tina the brain has kicked in today, the Bell, when it closed my dear old dad, enterprising he was had bought numerous parts for salvage, I am sure it must have been the BELL, same location.


He salvaged the cooling plant, and sold it to the workingmens club near Vestry street. Now Vestry Street swimming baths, what a place. We use to spend hours in the baths, the chap in charge Jack use to let us stay longer than we should, but we had to scrub all around the tiled edges, so kind of him, smart chap.


A small pool existed for the girls, very Victorian it was but if it still stood, what a gem it would be today. My friend in Aus rememebers when we dyed all the baths black, we some how got hold of this powder in small containers, we dived in with this in our hands , swam under water and released. Lived on that story for years at School.

TINAHARRISON

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #20 on: 00:03:08, 14/07/14 »
haha...how funny!!!never heard a story as cool as that..I am sure you got in to trouble no doubt!!!!...as for the Bell...what a lovely story....thanks..maybe the items were all recycled cus I cant find a darn thing haha ;D

Gizmo

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #21 on: 21:47:47, 03/09/14 »
The Pump & Tap !


Barry Pole

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Re: What is leicester missing?
« Reply #22 on: 23:27:49, 03/09/14 »
OK give in whats the pump & tap?

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