L is for Leicester – Places I Dream of Seeing

L First let me say I have no excuse for why I have never actually done this one even though it is probably is the one that is most close to my heart.imagesl

My grandma who recently passed away was born in Leicester, I have family who still live there. I have places I long to see, from doing the family tree I know the church where family were christened, confirmed, married and buried.  I know the street my great great grandfather worked as apprentice to a butcher.

41237737_640Many of the factories the family worked in are gone but some of the streets remain, it ma even be possible to trace their footsteps from one location to another.

Even without the personal connection it has a rich historyLeicester_Town_Hall and is well worth a visit in its own right.  It is also now the final resting place of King Richard III although I personally don’t think much to the monument they are putting up for his tomb but that is my personal taste.great great grandma callis

I ask myself why I have never gone but the truth is you always think there will be a tomorrow, I have been reminded though by my recent loss that time does not stand still, this is one location I intend to make a reality sooner rather than later.

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4 comments on “L is for Leicester – Places I Dream of Seeing

  1. Paula, I am so very sorry for the lost of your dear Grandma. I know how painful that can be. My Grandma – Who passed last year, was one of m,y ultimate best friends in life – She still live on in me though and 100% supported me in my career, so I use that energy to propel myself forward in my life and businesses. Huge hugs for you and much love xxxx

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  2. Some years ago Ju and I spent a week off season in http://www.brookmeadow.co.uk/ It was an ideal spot to see Leicestershire in all directions. She fell in love with Market Harborough . We had a chalet by the lake with morning visits from the swans tapping on the window for breakfast and a fantastic walk round the lake to build an appetite. I know you and the monster would love it there, and the dogs too.
    It’s near so many famous historical places including Bosworth itself where the battle was, to where Diana is buried if you happen to be a fan.
    Maybe a nice weekend out o season wouldn’t be expensive and would give you chance to visit the family and places you want to see.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  3. I’m sorry about your grandma – you should definitely go to see where she came from. And collect all the memories you can from the older generation – I’m helping my mum with a blog about her early life, which is fascinating.

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