Monday, July 23, 2018

Mock Tudor and Art Nouveau in a Leicester backstreet

You never know what you will find. Searching for C.P. Snow's plaque, I found this idiosyncratic building in Cavendish Street.

This, you may recall, was the street hardest hit by the first German bombing raid on Leicester in World War II.

The Mock Tudor timbers and Art Nouveau lettering survived that, though the modern replacement windows do them no favours.

Down the road you will find another happy survival: a proper hardware shop.

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