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Makers’ Yard and Makers’ Mart

In my last post I wrote about the St George’s area of Leicester and showed you some of the old warehouses and factory buildings.  Regeneration of this area and its rebranding as ‘The Cultural Quarter’ started around 2000.  A new theatre (Curve) was built, Leicester’s arts cinema (Phoenix) relocated, and the Moderne cinema became the Athena conference centre. Alongside these […]

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The Exchange Building

The Cultural Quarter, Leicester

Recently I visited the Cultural Quarter in Leicester.  Even though I grew up near this city and visited often, this is an area with which I’m not that familiar.  The things I do remember are the Moderne former Odeon cinema and the ‘flat-iron’ corner of The Exchange Building, with its original shop fronts. In its […]

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The Custard Factory

Pen Nibs and Custard!

I’ve always had a fascination with how things are made, whether that be by hand or machine.  As I child, I remember watching milk bottles being filled in a factory; it was quite mesmerising! Recently, a group of us went to Birmingham, which is Britain’s second largest city.  For many centuries, the main industry was […]

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