BBC Turn Back Time themed event

Turn back time on Leicester’s high streets

Contribute to a digital archive of Leicester’s history at an event on 4 December

Does the BBC’s latest history-based reality show Turn Back Time – The High Street have you wondering what Leicester’s high streets were like?

Or how many bakers and grocers were there in Leicester in 1901? Perhaps you’d like to know what was shopping was like in Leicester before World War Two?

My Leicestershire Digital Archive, a new online local history resource for and about Leicester and Leicestershire, is being developed by the University of Leicester in partnership with local history organisations to help you find answers to these and similar questions.

Do you have your own historical items relating to Leicestershire’s high streets that could be added to the Archive such as photographs, postcards and letters? If so bring them along to the Leicestershire Records Office in Wigston on Saturday 4th December 2010 from 10.00am to 3.00pm, where the My Leicestershire team can assess and scan your items for adding to the Archive.

Explore the videos, photographs, directories, rare books and more available online now at www.myleicestershire.org.uk

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