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Leicester Collection

Discover the rich history and vibrant spirit through its captivating art, iconic stadiums, and unforgettable moments

Background imageLeicester Collection: Old Map of Leicester 1903

Old Map of Leicester 1903
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Background imageLeicester Collection: King Power Stadium Art - Leicester City

King Power Stadium Art - Leicester City
Watercolour of King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City F.C. 2002 - current day. Capacity 32, 262. Original painting size 20" x 16" created in 2003 by Kevin Fletcher

Background imageLeicester Collection: Welford Road Stadium Art - Leicester Tigers

Welford Road Stadium Art - Leicester Tigers
OIL, INK, PENCIL OF WELFORD ROAD, HOME OF LEICESTER TIGERS 1892 - PRESENT DAY. Capacity 16, 815(PRIOR TO LATEST DEVELOPMENT). Original Painting by D J Rogers

Background imageLeicester Collection: Filbert Street Art - Leicester City

Filbert Street Art - Leicester City
Watercolour of Filbert Street, former home of Leicester City F.C. 1891 - 2002. Record Attendance 47, 298 v Tottenham Hotspur in 1928

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester 1950S

Leicester 1950S
A No. 94 tram goes through the Clock Tower area of Leicester city centre

Background imageLeicester Collection: Miss Dorothy Pagets Golden Miller in action

Miss Dorothy Pagets Golden Miller in action
Will he win the National" again? GOLDEN MILLER: The photograph was taken at Leicester when " The Miller" had little more than gentle exercise in disposing of five other moderate

Background imageLeicester Collection: Promotion Celebrations

Promotion Celebrations

Background imageLeicester Collection: Unforgettable: Reading Football Club's Euphoric Promotion Celebrations

Unforgettable: Reading Football Club's Euphoric Promotion Celebrations
Promotion Celebrations

Background imageLeicester Collection: Poster advertising a Cooks Tours railway excursion

Poster advertising a Cooks Tours railway excursion
A poster advertising a Cooks Tours railway excursion, described as a charming excursion to the West of England, calling at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth

Background imageLeicester Collection: Soho, London - rooftop view

Soho, London - rooftop view, from Gerrard Place, looking across Gerrard Street towards Leicester Square. 1973

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester - Municipal Buildings

Leicester - Municipal Buildings - Architect: Frederick Roper Date: 1907

Background imageLeicester Collection: British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1

British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1
Men of the 1st Leicester Regiment, 6th Division, in and around a captured German second line trench, one mile west of Ribecourt, northern France, during the Battle of Cambrai, First World War

Background imageLeicester Collection: The Kings Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

The Kings Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Artist: Dawson, Henry - Title: The Kings Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire - Date: 1862 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 100.2 x 152.4

Background imageLeicester Collection: Advert, Southern Railway Excursions

Advert, Southern Railway Excursions
Advertisement for Southern Railway Excursions to Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Rugby, Wolverhampton, etc, every Sunday from December to March

Background imageLeicester Collection: Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, showing the Footshape Works where the boots and shoes are made, with addresses of branches below, in London, Bradford, Brighton and Leicester

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester Square Looking Towards the Empire Theatre

Leicester Square Looking Towards the Empire Theatre
The Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, now the Empire cinema, illuminated at night during a season of performances by the celebrated Russian ballet

Background imageLeicester Collection: Simon De Montfort(Elder)

Simon De Montfort(Elder)
SIMON DE MONTFORT 5th Earl of Leicester French nobleman, took part in 4th Crusade, prominent leader of Albigensian Crusade, died at siege of Toulouse in 1218

Background imageLeicester Collection: Reading Football Club: Euphoria of Promotion Celebrations

Reading Football Club: Euphoria of Promotion Celebrations
Promotion Celebrations

Background imageLeicester Collection: Highly detailed vector map of England

Highly detailed vector map of England. Source data courtesy of NGDC and NASA. Source database: World Data Bank II. The source data is in the public domain. Data updated and improved

Background imageLeicester Collection: Postcode Sector Map sheet 14 East Midlands

Postcode Sector Map sheet 14 East Midlands
This Postcode Sector Map (sheet 14) displays all of the first part of the postcode and the first number of the second part, or Inward Code, (eg EX20 3) for the East Midlands

Background imageLeicester Collection: Countess of Leicester in her Coronation outfit

Countess of Leicester in her Coronation outfit
The Countess of Leicester, previously Lady Elizabeth Yorke (1912 - 1985), who acted as Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe, Leics

Leicester Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe, Leics
Three small inmates stand in front of a water tower at the Leicester Union cottage homes at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

Background imageLeicester Collection: Union workhouse, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Union workhouse, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
The Market Harborough Union workhouse. The inscription on the pediment reads HARBOROUGH UNION WORKHOUSE 1836. At the doorway stands a man and a woman, presumably the master and matron

Background imageLeicester Collection: Duke of York at Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester

Duke of York at Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester
The Duke of York pays a visit to the Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester - 24th November 1921. The homes provided accommodation for pauper children away from the workhouse. Date: 1921

Background imageLeicester Collection: Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire ?

Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire ?
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, near Leicester, Leicestershire ?, England. Showing the ruins Date: 1910s

Background imageLeicester Collection: Map of the City of Bedford, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of the City of Bedford, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of the City of Bedford, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageLeicester Collection: Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940

Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940
The bombed out remains of Thurstons Billiard House on Leicester Square during the Blitz on London, WWII. The corner building was hit by a parachute mine at 3:30am on 16th October 1940

Background imageLeicester Collection: Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown
OLIVER BROWN London Art Dealer, proprietor of the Leicester Galleries. Date: 1885 - 1966

Background imageLeicester Collection: London / Leicester Square

London / Leicester Square
London/Leicester Square

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester Tigers Pack

Leicester Tigers Pack Date: 03 October 2009

Background imageLeicester Collection: 'Premier'loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho)

"Premier"loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho)
7160480 " Premier" loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Premier" loop wheel frame)

Background imageLeicester Collection: Plan of Bosworth Field, Battle of Bosworth, near Leicester, 22 August 1485

Plan of Bosworth Field, Battle of Bosworth, near Leicester, 22 August 1485, towards the end of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487). Date: 1485

Background imageLeicester Collection: Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c.1829, (1947). Teams from Nottingham and Leicester competing. In the foreground is a refreshment stall

Background imageLeicester Collection: Station Street, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire

Station Street, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
Station Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester, near Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageLeicester Collection: Meccano Apollo lunar module

Meccano Apollo lunar module on display at the National Space Centre, Leicester, UK. According to the label, the 2579 pieces were assembled by " the MeccanoTeam, Calais, France" in 257 hours

Background imageLeicester Collection: Sports Day at Countesthorpe Homes, Leicestershire

Sports Day at Countesthorpe Homes, Leicestershire
A group of boys, including some uniformed band members, at the Countesthorpe cottage homes in Leicestershire on their sports day in 1919

Background imageLeicester Collection: 5064 Gerrard by Cosmo Gordon Lennox and Robert Hale

5064 Gerrard by Cosmo Gordon Lennox and Robert Hale
5064 Gerrard revue by Cosmo Gordon Lennox and Robert Hale; music arranged by Willy Redestone. Artist Harold Smith. The revue was first produced at the Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester Gataker, dowsing for water using his bare hands

Leicester Gataker, dowsing for water using his bare hands
Leicester Gataker, English professional water finder, demonstrates his abilities using bare hands. Date: 1903

Background imageLeicester Collection: The Hippodrome building, London

The Hippodrome building, London
The Hippodrome building on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Leicester Square in the City of Westminster, London. Date: 1900s

Background imageLeicester Collection: Foot Bridge over the River Welland, at Stamford, Uk, 1882; Mr. J. B. Everard, C. E

Foot Bridge over the River Welland, at Stamford, Uk, 1882; Mr. J. B. Everard, C. E
Foot Bridge over the River Welland, at Stamford, Uk, 1882; Mr. J.B. Everard, C.E. Leicester, Engineer

Background imageLeicester Collection: Dungeness Lighthouse, Kent, 1843

Dungeness Lighthouse, Kent, 1843
Engraving of the Dungeness Lighthouse, Kent, February 1843. This lighthouse was constructed, to a design by James Wyatt, by the Earl of Leicester, circa.1800

Background imageLeicester Collection: The Death Of Simon De Montfort After Being Struck On The Head By A Stone At The Siege Of Toulouse

The Death Of Simon De Montfort After Being Struck On The Head By A Stone At The Siege Of Toulouse. Simon Iv De Montfort, Seigneur De Montfort-L amaury, 5Th Earl Of Leicester, 1160 To1218

Background imageLeicester Collection: ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1974. Soccer match between Liverpool Football Club

ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1974. Soccer match between Liverpool Football Club and Leicester Football Club, 30 March 1974. Kevin Keegan of Liverpool (left) beats a Leicester defender to head the ball

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester Square, London, 1874

Leicester Square, London, 1874
Engraving showing the garden, with fountains, of Leicester Square, London, 1874

Background imageLeicester Collection: Match of Bowls at Crystal Palace, London, 1901

Match of Bowls at Crystal Palace, London, 1901
Illustration showing a match of bowls at the Crystal Palace in London during June 1901. The players shown are (from left to right) Dr. W.G. Grace (large beard), Mr. John Young (Australia), Mr. J.W

Background imageLeicester Collection: Diwali lights in Leicester UK

Diwali lights in Leicester UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageLeicester Collection: Bandstand, Leicester

Bandstand, Leicester
Round the bandstand in Victoria Park, Leicester

Background imageLeicester Collection: Leicester Square 1877

Leicester Square 1877
Leicester Square in 1877 is still dominated by the flamboyant Alhambra Theatre



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Discover the rich history and vibrant spirit through its captivating art, iconic stadiums, and unforgettable moments. Step into the heart of sporting greatness at King Power Stadium Art, home to the legendary Leicester City Football Club. Feel the energy as you explore Filbert Street Art, a tribute to Leicester City's former ground that witnessed countless victories. Immerse yourself in rugby heritage at Welford Road Stadium Art, where the mighty Leicester Tigers have left their mark on the city's sporting legacy. Transport yourself back to the 1950s with a vintage poster advertising a Cooks Tours railway excursion, capturing an era of leisurely travel and exploration. Join in on promotion celebrations that echo throughout Leicester's streets, filling them with joyous cheers and jubilant spirits. Take in breathtaking views from Soho in London atop a rooftop terrace, offering an enchanting perspective of this bustling metropolis. Indulge your imagination with brochure illustrations by W Barratt & Co Ltd from Northampton – each stroke bringing life to unseen wonders waiting to be discovered. Witness Miss Dorothy Paget's Golden Miller thundering across racetracks as it captivates audiences with its grace and power. Reflect upon history's sacrifices as British soldiers stand alongside tanks in trenches during World War I at Ribecourt, France – reminding us of our collective resilience. Marvel at The Kings Mill nestled within Castle Donington, Leicestershire – an architectural gem steeped in timeless beauty. Leicester is more than just a city; it is a tapestry woven together by artistry, triumphs on fields and tracks alike, historical landmarks standing tall against time’s passage. Come experience all that this remarkable place has to offer.