EAW045352 ENGLAND (1952). The Bentley Engineering Co Ltd Hosiery Machine Engineering Works on Parker Drive, Leicester, 1952. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.

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Title [EAW045352] The Bentley Engineering Co Ltd Hosiery Machine Engineering Works on Parker Drive, Leicester, 1952. This image was marked by Aerofilms Ltd for photo editing.
Reference EAW045352
Date 22-July-1952
Link
Place name LEICESTER
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 458099, 306589
Longitude / Latitude -1.1410445160637, 52.653564743919
National Grid Reference SK581066

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I lived here early 80's

ColintheFox
Monday 17th of August 2020 03:02:52 PM
I lived here early 80's

ColintheFox
Monday 17th of August 2020 02:59:35 PM
Morris Commercial J-Type, produced from 1949 until 1961

Billy Turner
Thursday 2nd of April 2020 05:54:14 PM
Leicester Stadium, also known as Blackbird Road Stadium (despite sitting proudly on Parker Drive and not Blackbird Road!) was home to speedway, stock car racing and greyhound racing. Providing a capacity of 9,000 the stadium was built in 1929 and played host to the Hunters then the Lions. The threat of closure loomed over the stadium through the late '70s and early '80s. The stadium closed to speedway for the last time at the end of the 1983 season following the match against Belle Vue on 25th October (Lions lost 40-38 with Neil Collins top scoring on 10). The 'powers that be' decided that a few more houses for the city were more important than the sporting amenity that was Leicester Stadium.

Billy Turner
Sunday 19th of March 2017 09:24:05 PM