Turn back time on Leicester's high streets

Posted by pt91 at Dec 03, 2010 03:30 PM |
A new local history project from the University of Leicester would love to see your historical pictures and records of the city and county. Bring them along to the Records Office in Wigston this Saturday.

Does the BBC’s latest history-based reality show Turn Back Time - The High Street have you wondering what Leicester’s own high streets were like?

How many bakers and grocers were there in Leicester in 1901? Perhaps you’d like to know what shopping was like here before World War Two.

My Leicestershire Digital Archive, a new online local history resource for and about Leicester and Leicestershire, is being developed by the University of Leicester in partnership with local history organisations to help you find answers to these and similar questions.

Do you have your own historical items relating to Leicestershire’s high streets that could be added to the Archive such as photographs, postcards and letters? If so bring them along to the Leicestershire Records Office in Wigston Magna on Saturday 4 December 2010 from 10.00am to 3.00pm, where the My Leicestershire team can assess and scan your items for adding to the Archive.