The Illustrated History of Leicester’s Suburbs
The "Illustrated History of Leicester's Suburbs" shows how the countryside, farms and villages developed into the urban streets, residential areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that are so familiar today. Highly illustrated.
In the course of the last 150 years, the outskirts of the city have been transformed, and they would have expanded in a way that would astonish Leicester residents of just a few generations ago.
Author, Christine Jordan, offers a concise history of each district, but she also features local anecdotes, myths and folklore, and she remembers remarkable, sometimes bizarre, episodes and notable individuals who played their part in the story.
Her survey will be essential reading and reference for everyone who takes an interest in their neighbourhood and in the complex, surprising history of the city itself
The origins and development of districts as diverse as Aylestone, Braunstone, Stoneygate, Evington, Spinney Hills and Clarendon Park are recalled in her account, as are the stories of the many other communities that make up the modern city.
CHRISTINE JORDAN is an expert on Leicester's architecture and a keen student of its history.
As well as lecturing on local architectural history, she has contributed to magazines and journals including the Leicester Victorian Society Newsletter and Context. She lives in Leicester.
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