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Leicester History and Expats / More important than ever...
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 15:23:36, 05/06/20 »
Hi all
I hope this finds you well especially in the current circumstances with Covid 19 in our lives.
During this difficult time I sadly lost my mum after her fight with Cancer. It has been a devastating time.
...I have titled this 'more important than ever' the reason being as my loss has ignited my need to continue to search for my birth father.
For the first time in my life I find myself with no birth parent...and this feels quite different it is hard to explain. What I do know is I want to continue with this search.....if there is anyone out there who may be able to assist...recall either the Bell Hotel...Steve Kelly..please get in touch.
Keep safe
Leicester Chat / Leicester Mercury archives
« Last post by Jon W on 19:28:07, 25/05/20 »
Are they available anywhere to view online as Iím trying to track down an old article concerning my father

? I have tried all avenues and with libraries closed my only hope is the British newspaper archive adding more of the paper
Leicester Chat / Check out some quirky pop art phone cases
« Last post by AndrisOZolins on 03:00:23, 26/04/20 »
Check out some funny pop art t-shirts
Leicester History and Expats / Taylor Street, School
« Last post by Richard Satchwell on 20:13:24, 13/04/20 »
When was the original Taylor Street School was first opened.
I believe my father went there, he was born in 1919 and lived in Syston Street.
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.
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?
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.
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.

Leicester Genealogy / Re: Robert Elbe
« Last post by smenard on 05:37:12, 24/02/20 »
Sorry no
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.
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