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Leicester Chat / Re: Stephenson's Lifting Bridge
« Last post by JC on 15:24:12, 05/03/20 »
Some of the wood was rotten but I understand Leicester Museums have a plan to restore it and put it in place at the Abbey pumping station if they haven't already done so.
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Leicester Chat / Re: Leicester Cinemas
« Last post by JC on 15:19:44, 05/03/20 »
On the subject of cinemas of the 60s. There was a piece of music played in the intervals in the Hammond organ 60s style.
My eldest brother, now deceased, loved the music so much, he traced the title and ordered the single.
I think the piece of music was called Imogen or Imogene. His son who I have lost contact with may still have the record but I'd love to find a copy or recording of it myself.
Any cinema staff or projectionists of the era might recall the piece of music. I've searched the internet and Youtube with no success at all. It would be a shame to lose this lovely tune.
Anyone know of ex cinema staff or projectionists from the 60s?
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At the back of All Saints Church near the Great Central Station there is a gent who rescues old war memorials from buildings that have been demolished. He's very knowledgeable and may be a useful connection for you.
He's there on a Saturday but I don't know about weekdays.
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The Nite Owl club was on Newarke St Leicester just down from where the Magazine pub was. Not sure whether that became the Burlesque at a later time.
The White Cat Coffee Club was on Duns Lane. One of the boys who went to my school lived at the White Cat Club.
CW on here could probably give more detail.




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Leicester Genealogy / Re: Robert Elbe
« Last post by smenard on 05:37:12, 24/02/20 »
Sorry no
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Leicester Genealogy / Adopted
« Last post by Lynda on 17:22:16, 15/02/20 »
Iím wondering if anyone can help me. Has anyone got any idea as to how I can find out if l have more siblings born in either the Maternity Hospital, Causeway Lane, Leicester which is where l was born in 1960 & the City Maternity Home, Westcotes Drive, Leicester where one of my siblings that I have found was born in 1962. I was adopted, I have found some of my siblings, but recently it has come to light, that there are at least 2 more of us, a male born in 1957 & a female born in 1966, both in Leicester. I have tried many different avenues but as I have very little information to go on I.e. no names or specific date of births for these two, lím asking if any of you would now if thereís some way of cross referencing these years against my motherís name.
Thanks
Lynda
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I have a tape of Maurice Coleman - called The Attik Legend - bought it off the great man for a Christmas present :-)
Should copy it to CD one day :-)
I was trying to describe Maurice Coleman to my band mates this evening, but they had no idea what I was on about. It'd be fantastic to hear a recording. Maybe you could put some on YouTube?
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Leicester Genealogy / cross family broughton road
« Last post by AmandaPounc on 19:57:43, 28/01/20 »
Philosopher:  How do you know that the chicken crossed the road?

Mathematician:  I can only prove that the chicken had a reason to cross the road; I cant determine what that reason was.
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Leicester History and Expats / Warf st/Taylor st school
« Last post by BettyLof on 10:05:17, 28/01/20 »
Hi again,

Im doing stuff with Taylor and Laurent series in school, and Im having trouble finding explicit formulas for more complicated functions. One of the first examples in my homework is:
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Leicester Chat / We have a quite good football team
« Last post by MabelDieft on 08:13:27, 28/01/20 »
The other day I updated my Windows 7 to Windows 10 and in the beginning it was very slow. But now it has sped up and I think its really good so far

Have you tried 10? Do you like it?
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