Across the decades, photographers from the Leicester
Mercury have been faithfully recording life in
the city to produce a precious archive of Leicester
and its suburbs as they used to be.
Narrow roadways have become dual carriageways, horse-drawn
vehicles have disappeared from the streets, the trams
have come and gone, and whole areas have been redeveloped
as green fields became new estates. Areas like Aylestone,
Belgrave and Knighton, once separate villages, have
been encompassed by the spreading city. And throughout
these momentous changes, photographers have been on
hand to capture the ever-changing story.
Now this wonderful record is available in a new paperback
format to entrance a new generation of readers. The
quality of the photographs and the reproduction will
make this most enthralling pictorial view of bygone
Leicester a delight for readers across the city.