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Hi Sara,


I've had Patella Tendonitus on my left knee that still causes me aggreviation after corrective surgery.


I've also just finished treatment, if you call it that at the Glenfield hospital on my right shoulder / collar bone as I have tendonitus there also, but just had a steroid injection to cure.


If this ad is still applicable, please get in touch.


Kind regards
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Royal Leicestershire Regd
« Last post by Clive Cartwright on 08:43:19, 13/06/17 »
There's news that a plaque will be unveiled by Major General AJG Pollard on June 17th at 11.00am at the old Glen Parva Barracks, Tigers Road, South Wigston.

A statement from the editor of the Tigers in the News announced:

"It will be inserted in the outer wall adjacent to the main entrance of the Barrack area to mark the Regiment's historical presence at the Barracks. Those wishing to meet up with old pals are invited to go to the Wigston Club and Institute, on Blaby Road in the centre of Wigston by kind permission of Mr John Hall. The Mayor of Oadby and Wigston and her Consort will be present."
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Snowman,  I think you where born at what was called BOND STREET MATERNITY< now a tax office building on Causeway Lane. This I know as I trained at Bond Street in 1968/69 as as midwife.  We where told that the hospital was made up of several buildings. A pharmacy/three cottages and the entrance of the Coal Board office.  No wonder that I walked passed it when I went for my interview.

Hope this is some use to you.
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Bitteswell Aerodrome
« Last post by rebbonk on 12:30:09, 16/05/17 »
Cheers Clive, I'm a member of those groups  O0
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Bitteswell Aerodrome
« Last post by Clive Cartwright on 08:59:33, 13/04/17 »
You may find some info on RAF Bitteswell (Lutterworth) here: https://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/leicestershire


(Although the link doesn't appear to be working today???)


There's also references to it on this forum, too: http://forum.keypublishing.com
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Dear Clive,


Thank you for your message and for your interest in my project.


My research is now finished. I had lots of enquiries about the project after the Leicester Mercury and Radio Leicester did pieces on it for me back in November 2015. The research was fascinating and I learned a lot about the local history of the time with the help of my interviewees.


However, I will have a look at the website link you sent me - once interested, always interested I think!


Kind Regards


Sue
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Leicester Genealogy / Re: still searching
« Last post by Janet on 16:51:27, 28/03/17 »
Hi Tina,  I've noticed recently that people are posting notices on Facebook about tracing family members.  Another avenue to try perhaps?   best wishes, Janet
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: WW11 G.I. BABES
« Last post by Clive Cartwright on 09:46:52, 24/03/17 »
Hello Dee, you might find this account interesting, especially the last paragraph: http://wartimeleicestershire.com/pages/memoir_files/10.htm


Might that have been your father???
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Have you had much luck on your research?
There's some reference to POW's amongst this list of personal memoirs submitted by people over the years.


http://wartimeleicestershire.com/pages/memoirs.htm



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Aylestone Park Residents Group have already looked into this -


(quote from e-mail)



 
 [size=78%]Thank you for contacting us about the bombing during the Second World War on Cavendish and Saffron Hill Road.[/size]

 
We already have permission from the Church of the Nativity to install the War Memorial to commemorate the six civilians killed in the attack. It is proposed to fix it to the side of the Church on Cavendish Road just above the door.
 
The latest version for the War Memorial is attached. It is going to be A4 in size and stainless steel because it would last longer.
 
Three people have responded to the appeal in “The Leicester Mercury”.  One was going by the area and saw the bombs dropped. Another went out for the day despite her objections to return home to a bombed out building. The third was in one of the houses that was destroyed in the attack. Taken to the temporary morgue and by fate or chance, found to be still alive!
 
The Church is planning a Service of Dedication to be held on Sunday, 20th August. The Morning Service starts at 10.30am. You are most welcome to attend.
 
We are hoping to mount a small exhibition of pictures of the bombing in the School Hall of the Church over the weekend of the service.
 

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