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Leicester Land Grabbers

sixthswan

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It looks like the Walnut Street photo is smack bang, where Thirlmere Street Gardens now stands. Looking toward the terraced houses on Thirlmere Street, as there was a gap in the houses on the Walnut Street side. The map below shows that at the time, the Thirlmere Gardens was the only open space on Walnut Street...

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sydrock

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Thanks Mac, as a City fan from the sixties, but Lincolnshire born and bred I clicked to the link, and what interesting reading, it brought situations to life, I had over an hour reading and only scratched the surface, but will return, all Leicestershire people should give it a read.
 
It looks like the Walnut Street photo is smack bang, where Thirlmere Street Gardens now stands. Looking toward the terraced houses on Thirlmere Street, as there was a gap in the houses on the Walnut Street side. The map below shows that at the time, the Thirlmere Gardens was the only open space on Walnut Street...

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More likely the background is Grasmere Street as that's quite a long row of houses.

Did New Bridge Street become Havelock Street?
 
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