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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Castle inn city centre
« Last post by hudsonwarren70 on 22:16:35, 26/02/21 »
yes my ancestors had the pub from 1885 - 1892 Charles Pilgrim. He was a boatman from Hinckley he had 5 brothers and a sister. all the brothers were boatman. His son in law was John R Dean and he ran the pub from 1895 - 1898. Tony
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Leicester Chat / Re: Harvey's Nightclub
« Last post by [email protected] on 19:37:37, 16/01/21 »
Hi, Just spotted this post. I worked there as a glass collector and barman for about 2 years from about 1983. The DJís name was Norman and he always played New York New York by Frank Sinatra and the end of the night.
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by bernieW on 15:18:47, 10/12/20 »
All Baileys Night Club fans. I am trying to locate as many of the old staff members dating from 1973 to 1975. I was the manager there after Mike Payne.
Great times and very happy memories of a pivotal time in my life.
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Leicester Chat / Re: Welcome to Leicester Forum - Please read.
« Last post by bernieW on 15:07:31, 10/12/20 »
1st time i've logged in to the site reference Baileys night club, but would love to contact anyone who remembers the early days. I was one of the team who actually opened Baileys. Mike Payne was the general manager with myself (Bernie Whincop) as one of the managers, along with Dave Abbott, Graham Peel, George Stanners (Head doorman) and of course Paul Read (Conquest) Dave Skinner (Table manager) God only knows where he conjured those table and chairs from. Happy and memorable days. Feel free to reply.
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I canít help on the people you are looking for but the Swan with 2 Necks was 52 Granby Street and shut in 1959. Earliest reference to the pub was 1777 and was an old coaching inn.
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Looking for family or friends / Looking for family or friends
« Last post by Chuffchart on 11:50:45, 02/11/20 »
Looking for the family of Louisa and Tom Green who lived in the old Wharfe street area in Russell Street until the late 1950s then moved to Moacre Hill. Family names are Bill, Sylvia, Joyce and Margaret.
We are ex Leicester people now in late 80s and have some very old photographs, taken just after the Second World War, of Louisa, Tom and other neighbours in Russell Street, and donít think these should  be lost.
Happy to send them if we can.

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Leicester History and Expats / Re: my old school
« Last post by [email protected] on 23:28:50, 03/09/20 »
Raymond Platton attended 1955 to 1960
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Hello everyone.  I had two uncles who were in Leicester from just after the war until the 1980s.  They were from Co. Mayo and worked in construction , primarily I think in concrete.  One was Anto McDonnell and his brother was Tom McDonnell. I know Anto died and is buried in Ireland.  Tom married, I think his wife was Mary and they had 2 or 3 children one of whom may have taught in the school system.. Their pub was the swan with two necks on Granby street I believe (could their be more than one with that name in Leicester?)  I'd appreciate any help that I can get.
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Leicester Genealogy / Searching for family
« Last post by Canadapaddy on 08:09:20, 01/08/20 »
Hello everyone.  I had two uncles who were in Leicester from just after the war until the 1980s.  They were from Co. Mayo and worked in construction , primarily I think in concrete.  One was Anto McDonnell and his brother was Tom McDonnell. I know Anto died and is buried in Ireland.  Tom married, I think his wife was Mary and they had 2 or 3 children one of whom may have taught in the school system.. Their pub was the swan with two necks on Granby street I believe (could their be more than one with that name in Leicester?)  I'd appreciate any help that I can get.
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: More important than ever...
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 08:15:44, 30/07/20 »
Good morning...great advice as he was employed at the Bell Hotel. Leicester...however there are certain records which the general public can not access due to data protection etc
Also the lack of personal information does not help.
I thought the DNA route would be my best bet,however again it's a ploy to get you to pay pretty high costs to access records...which actually are not of use to me because predominately they ask for names...DOB....etc. The whole point for joining is because I dont know!Haha
Frustrating....very...brick wall...yes!...
One thing I do still have is hope!
All the very best!
Tina
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