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Alice Hawkins

The famous Leicester suffragette who worked and campaigned in the city.

Leicester Clothes the World

Explore the cities rich industrial history.

If only the buildings could talk on Granby Street and Church Gate

What if the historic buildings that stand on Granby Street and Church Gate could talk to you? Wouldn’t it be fascinating to take a trip down memory lane and hear tales of times forgotten – the memories, the moments, and the good times!

VE Day 75

Friday 8th May 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). VE Day celebrates the formal end of World War II in Europe.

Elizabeth Heyrick & Susannah Watts

Leicester Women who were champions of the abolition of slavery in the early 19th Century.


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