The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

  • Candies and Cakes in Clarendon Park

    This photo was taken sometime in the 1950s or 1960s and shows Ernest and Olive Williams and their pampered pooch outside their Clarendon Park shop. Candies and Cakes was a…

  • Keep Smiling: Music in Post-War Leicester

    In 2011 the BBC and the British Museum collaborated on an audio series called A History of the World in 100 objects. The series, presented by Neil MacGregor, explored world…

  • Barceloneta restaurant on Queens Road in Leicester's Clarendon Park

    Review: Barceloneta

    The colourful exteriors of Barceloneta and its neighbours, Salvador Deli and Bar Dos Hermanos, have over the years become synonymous with Queens Road itself. The three…

  • The future looks bright for Queens Road Allotments

    Queens Road Allotments

    While many people are aware that there are allotments located somewhere towards the south end of Queens Road, not many know exactly where they are, and even fewer have visited…

    Farewell Maiyango

    I’ve been tempted a little further afield for this post in order to pay homage to my all-time favourite Leicester restaurant, which is closing later this…