Friday, July 17, 2015

Glimpses of Leamington Street, Leicester

On Wednesday I posted a photo of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Leamington Street, Leicester taken shortly before its demolition.

A bit of browsing in the Leicester Mercury archives casts more light on this lost chapel and its lost street.

A piece from April 2014 begins:
This dramatic action shot looks like the climactic scene in an old Gothic horror movie – and I suppose, from a heritage point of view, it is horrific. 
Taken in November 1978, here we see the sad demise of Emmanuel Baptist Church, which stood in Leamington Street, Leicester. 
This huge building originally dominated the area of terraced houses that made way for Narborough Road North and a modern estate, not far from where the Tesco store, just off Braunstone Gate, now stands.
It is well worth following the link to see the photograph.

And in June of this year a shot of the terraces of Leamington Street appeared in a selection of vintage photos of the city.

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