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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by Springchicken on 21:08:07, 25/02/17 »
Just 'avin a quiet night in looking at Marmalade videos on youtube and my thoughts turned to great nights at Baileys. Can't believe what I used to do in those days; leaving Ibstock and calling for my mate Geoff at Blaby, having a 'skinful' and dropping him back home before returning to mine about 3am. So loved Jimmy Ruffin, I saw him 3 times in a week! - think he'd broken or badly sprained his foot at the time. Was anyone at one of Alvin Stardust's shows when he made a point of mentioning his lead guitarist who was around 16 or 17 at the time; often wondered who he was and what he became?

My mum was also evacuated to Wayside from London's East end , I was born in Oct 1942. I found a photo of the old house a long time ago, cant find it again. If anyone has a photo , would be nice to see it again .
Leicester History and Expats / Highfields riots
« Last post by Popester on 09:02:54, 24/02/17 »
Does anyone remember the race riots in Highfields in or around 1999? They were allegedly started because of a fight between a black and an Asian family, and ended up with people being attacked because of their colour. I'm white and was attacked by a gang of Asian blokes that evening, and the police asked me to keep it quiet as they were worried media interest would cause them to spread.
Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by the_motownman on 16:42:30, 23/02/17 »
yep that's one of the guys I knew. just assumed he was ex forces. bout same size as me although I was broader. ok geezer. my name is wal. some called me wally at that time, days before it meant silly git pmsl. others at the time were, frank parish head doorman, indian called gammy or summut like that, Winston,  Ronnie heggarty ( passed away last year ). loads of others. I left and went to other nightspots around the country then into close protection. there was a reunion of sorts 3yrs ago I didn't go. some good days before the bullshit clocked on. I don't think bren was there for long, decent doorman. we opted to be called attendants then, still bouncers though. haha.
Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by tonyk on 10:08:47, 23/02/17 »
Hi Mowtownman, you're right with the name but Bren's not an ex squaddie.  He is about 5'6" and has a name tattooed on his fingers.  They're still together and live in Wigston.  What's your name? Were you known as Mowtownman back then? will ask him if he remembers you.
Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by the_motownman on 11:48:48, 20/02/17 »
I knew 2 brens. one was oleary ex squaddie I think.
Leicester History and Expats / Re: Baileys night club
« Last post by tonyk on 21:33:15, 19/02/17 »
Hi all,

just found this thread.  My Dad used to work the door at Baileys (Bren) and met my mum there.  While he was working I used to sit with my mum up on the balcony to the right of the stage. Remember seeing the Drifters among others.

If anyone organising another reunion at some point I'm sure they'd love to know about it.


Was this date the FIRST bombing of Leicester.  We are trying to put a plaque up to register the deaths of the six people who died and are buried in Saffron Cemetery.

It has been said that the bombing was the first on the City  can anyone help please?
Leicester Chat / Re: Long Lost Family
« Last post by THarrison on 21:36:35, 25/01/17 »
Applied however so did 20,000 others  :o
 Hi;  My birth certificate lists place of birth as Causeway Lane, Maternity Hospital, Leicester. I have not been able to find any reference to such a place. However I note that Causeway Ln is very close to East Bond St, Westcotes perhaps? If so it seems reasonable to assume that this was the place. The year was 1942, war time. My mother had been evacuated to Leicester. Presumably because the city was less likely to suffer the attention of the German Luftwaffe than South London.
Anyone with info I would greatly appreciate it
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