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Leicester History and Expats / Afghan Hound in Woodvale Road
« Last post by Gordon on 12:53:41, 03/10/17 »

Had a friend in Leicester who had an afghan hound in late 60s / early 70s

Best wishes to all in Leicester  :)
Leicester Genealogy / Re: Schools
« Last post by The Grimble on 23:38:52, 28/09/17 »
You might try the Records Office.
Leicester Genealogy / The missing lodger
« Last post by The Grimble on 15:19:04, 28/09/17 »
This is a `long-shot` enquiry!    In early 1942 a member of the Pay Corps who was stationed in Leicester, had lodgings with my parents and then my mother only when her husband joined up and went to the Med. I was conceived in March 1942 and I have confirmed that my registered `dad` was stationed in N. Africa at that time. A recent family revelation was this story with the lodger being my biological dad. A DNA check with my nearest male paternal cousin shows no match and the anecdotal information is strong. The only information I have is that my mothers name was Edith Grimshaw and she (and the lodger) lived in Leicester. The relationship endured until 1946 when husband was demobbed. He obviously knew about me and what happened on his arrival defies imagination!  Apparently afterwards surreptitious messages went between the parents -that`s my mother and the now removed lodger -  via a neighbour and I guess he might have been transferred elsewhere before being demobbed?  The only other link I have is Dewsbury, UK, and I vividly remember being there as a very young child with my mother in a house overlooking the viaduct and playing amongst bomb damage.  I have investigated this and the facts and places as I remember them are correct.  I have no family or other links with Dewsbury. The current family story is that the lodger came from `up North`- which cuts the numbers down a bit!  Pay Corps records, like most military records, are linked to name, rank and number, which I obviously do not have; local records have nothing of residents during the war period; and all the players, except me, are dead! Any ideas of how to trace the elusive lodger would be welcomed.  I am currently investigating my DNA links via Ancestry UK.  Thanks for looking. - The Grimble.
Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by the_motownman on 22:11:20, 12/09/17 »
I was working there at that time. fantastic week. spent a lot of time with them. one of the best acts ever to appear but I was a fan from yrs before. great days
Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by Markyharley on 10:54:25, 12/09/17 »
I was Chairmen of the Board's sound guy on a UK tour in the mid seventies and we did a week's residency at Bailey's Leicester. Stayed at the Holiday Inn and had a great week. I remember the MC's assistant called Tricia. Prettiest girl I ever saw.
Leicester History and Expats / War Nenorial
« Last post by Moipszess on 00:57:57, 08/09/17 »
Yes, I remember the series "The Secret War", and its footage of the giant Panjamdrum, and the first time I had ever heard the word "COLOSSUS" in relation to intelligence.

A pal of mine Dave Makin [size=78%]in the late 60's/early 70's dad used to own The Nite Owl. Would be good to get in touch again.[/size]
Leicester History and Expats / afgahn hounds
« Last post by Gordon on 14:24:44, 18/08/17 »
Had a long lost friend who had an aghan hound from woodland ave in the early 7os
Leicester Genealogy / Re: still searching
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 18:26:24, 14/08/17 »
Many thanks...I do have a bell hotel face book with the hope somone will get in touch and worked there!
My search continues! !! ???
Leicester History and Expats / War Nenorial
« Last post by John254 on 20:26:56, 07/07/17 »
War Memorial
On Wednesday 21st August 1940, a lone Dornier 17 bomber from the German Air Force or Luftwaffe dropped its bombs along Cavendish Road killing 6 civilians-3 from Saffron Hill Road and 3 from Cavendish Road. Their ages range from 76 to just 2 years.
There are still people alive who remember the bombing. Their stories are told on the website: airraidshelterstories (
77 years later, the Aylestone Park Residents’ Group are organising a Weekend of Remembrance to commemorate the dead.
We have permission to install a War Memorial on the wall outside of the Church of the Nativity on Cavendish Road above the entrance door. It is proposed to be an A4 size stainless steel memorial because it would last longer.
An Exhibition will be held from 11am to 1pm in the Church Hall of the Church of the Nativity on Saturday 19th August. There will be old German maps and photographs showing the effects of the bombing along with pictures showing the scene today.
The Memorial will be on display.
Admission will be free.
A Service of Dedication will be held from 10.30am on Sunday 20th August at the Church of the Nativity. The Memorial will be “Blessed” and the dead will be remembered.
All Welcome
For Further information, please telephone/text Christopher Garner on 07514416698.
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