The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

Ghost sign in Clarendon Park, Leicester - Parkinsons

Ghost Signs of Clarendon Park

Ghost signs are everyday whispers of the past. These painted advertisements, faded and largely ignored, give a tantalising glimpse into the recent history of an area.…

Maiyango restaurant on St Nicholas Place in Leicester, 2017

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…

A postcard of Clarendon Park Road in Leicester, posted in 1908

Clarendon Park Road in 1908

Picture the scene: It’s Saturday morning. You’ve just stepped out of the Northern Cobbler after enjoying a drop of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and a salted caramel and…