Friday, April 03, 2015

Before and after the New Walk Centre, Leicester

A few weeks ago the New Walk Centre, for many years the offices of Leicester City Council, were demolished.

I photographed the buildings on their last full day and posted a video of their demise.

As you can see above, I went back today to photograph the site.

But what, I hear you ask, was on this site before the New Walk Centre was built in the early 1970s?

Thanks to a new discovery, the University of Leicester's collection of photographs Vanished Leicester, I can show you the site being cleared in 1971, just as it is being cleared now.

Photo by Dennis Calow

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