Leicester Market -wow this place has been there for years loved going with my mum
Joseph Carey Merrick (1862 – 1890), sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. This photograph was taken in 1888.
New Walk Museum, originally built as a school (1836). Alfred Russell Wallace is associated with it, he taught at the nearby Collegiate school.
This building on the corner of Wellington Street and King Street used to be offices for an insurer called General Accident (way before my time!), General Accident was taken over by Norwich Union, which to this day is now Aviva.
This picture shows nos 2-26 Lower Grove Street Leicester. It was taken from the back bedroom of 19 Grovesnor Street and buildings in Belgrave Gate can be seen in the background. These houses shared back yards and three communal toilets. The families in this photo were rehoused on Hand Avenue and Gallards Hill on the newly built Braunstone Estate in 1938 and the houses were demolished.