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    Yes I found the church on Google Maps. It took me...

    Yes I found the church on Google Maps. It took me a while though itsnot easy finding a street that isn't there!
    derek
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    Yes, Brian, it was only after I replied to your...

    Yes, Brian, it was only after I replied to your post that I thought the street numbers may not be odd/even. I was fooled by the year you were born (the same as mine) I had always known you were older...
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    clipo I presume no 89 was across the street near...

    clipo I presume no 89 was across the street near to the butchers? Did you meet the Endall family members or their next door neighbours the Jones? Mrs Jones kept a parrot in her backyard it squaked at...
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    I don't want to drag out this post but I was...

    I don't want to drag out this post but I was interested to see that Tony lived in 'Leicester Forest East'. Is this a modern term? I never heard anyone, family, friends or neighbours mention...
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    Tony, My grandfather, George Endall, worked...

    Tony,
    My grandfather, George Endall, worked backstage in the Music Hall before joing the Royal Flying Corp in WW1 as a mechanic. He then worked at the Rank optical factory on Clipstone Street until...
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    Tony, I recommend the Demontfort site to you I...

    Tony,
    I recommend the Demontfort site to you I am certain you will find it fascinating. Thanks for the update on Highfields I have assumed until today that it was largely demolished. Now I'll take...
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    Highfields Remembered

    Malcolm,
    Where to start perhaps with a simple thank you but I cannot tell you what this means to me. I was born in my grandparents house on Clipstone street and spent my boyhood there. My parents...
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    Clipstone street Leicester

    Clipstone St was in the Highfields district but in 1966 the whole area was demolished to make way for new housing estates. Parts of these estates were themselves refurbished in the 80s. My problem is...
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    My father joined the Leicester Fire Brigade in...

    My father joined the Leicester Fire Brigade in 1947. You should probably start at the Leicester City Council website.
  10. Thread: Derek Smith

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    Derek Smith

    I was born in my grandparent's house at 91 Clipstone Street, Highfields, Leicester in 1947. My grandfather George Endall was born in Leicester and they had lived in the house since the 20's. My...
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