Leicester Chronicler

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Time reveals all

Welcome to the real Leicestershire


Two thousand years of Leicester's history


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Listening to the historic heartbeat of the City of Leicester
and its environs in the English East Midlands

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Design and text Stephen Butt 2005-2009
Revised 10/10/09
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Articles in dark blue have been revised since 1 October 2009 

Belgrave Cemetery Care and conservation where a past community sleeps 

  Leicester in 1948 A snapshot of Leicester and its county following the war years
Clocktower in 
historic images
Images of Leicester's Clocktower    Leicester in 1969 A city and its culture on the brink of major change
Barradale Leicester's fine `arts and crafts' architect Leicestershire at War Not on the front line, but Leicestershire played its part 
A peaceful Leicestershire village with a long history   Leicestershire Images  A somewhat self-indulgent selection of images of the county 
Clara Collet The woman who was mentor and role model to Leicester girls Leicestershire churches Images of Leicestershire parish churches 
Corah No Encore The rise and fall of Leicester's greatest textile name Magic Polish Company One man's reminiscences of a unique Leicester company  
De Montfort Hall Dazzler The last surviving example of a Taylor Leicester-built concert organ Sam Torr's Hippodrome The sad story of showman Sam Torr, his dreams and aspirations
Elmer Keene
Leicestershire's little-known landscape and marine artist  Peck's View Francis Peck's intriguing engraving of Bow Bridge and St Nicholas Church  
Faith Foundations The men of faith who found sanctuary in Leicestershire Richard III No other English monarch is regarded locally with such emotion
Freemen of South Field
How the buildings that occupy this ancient field reflect its history Rutland Street
Lift up your eyes - and discover the history of every street
Galway Bay
The gentle Leicester prison physician and his worldwide hit Man of the Mists The remarkable story of the Leicestershire-born psychic 
Granby Halls The history of a lost venue that was a meeting place for so many New Walk A walk in images along Leicester's unique 18th Century pathway 
Green Bicycle Murder Leicestershire's most well-known unsolved murder Shady Lane Two images separated by over a century
What did happen at this ancient site? St Nicholas Place New vistas of Medieval Leicester from the new BBC Broadcasting Centre 
Hanbury The man who first staged 'Messiah' in an English parish church Scraptoft Spy The Leicester college principal who was a spy for SOE
Hill Street Blues
Joseph Carey Merrick, an inspiration, past and present Tale of two villages
Beauchamp and Harcourt - The linked villages of Kibworth
High Cross History The heart of Medieval Leicester and what remains of it today   Via Devana
Along the Roman Gartree Road from Leicester to the County border
Jane West
In recognition of Little Bowden's little-known radical poetess Wesley The Leicestershire associations with the founder of Methodism
King of Sanitation Thomas Crapper's ironwork, still to be seen in Oakham Whistle into History Did Stephenson invent the steam whistle in Leicestershire?
Silence and sadness in a place of sanctuary   Whitwick Reformatory  Harsh life for young Irish delinquents at a peaceful Leicestershire Abbey
Lady C's wartime flight
Why did Cecilia Johnstone hitch a wartime flight to Brussels?
Leicester's Artists Celebrating Leicester's fine heritage of 19th Century artists