My Leicestershire History is a free and fully searchable online resource containing photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire. It forms part of the University's Special Collections Online.

East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA)

The East Midlands Oral History Archive was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to establish the first large-scale archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire & Rutland. ...

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Ghost Signs of Leicestershire

A ghost sign is a hand-painted advertisement that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. Often found on the sides of houses and other buildings ...

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Gorrie Collection

A selection of political memorabilia of Archibald Gorrie (c.1885-1941) relating to the Labour movement in Leicestershire in the period c.1889-1909, specifically press cuttings, ...

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Historical Directories of Leicestershire

A collection of 50 trade and street directories for Leicester and Leicestershire dating from 1790s to 1910s. Directories are an invaluable primary source for historians. ...

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Leicestershire Industrial History Society (LIHS)

A selection of items from LIHS archives, including photographs, short films, and illustrated studies into aspects of Leicestershires industrial history. Current items reflect the quarrying ...

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Manufacturing Pasts

The Manufacturing Pasts collection contains sources relating to the history of manufacturing in Leicester, selected from the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland ...

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Manufacturing Pasts - Learning Resources

A collection of free to use learning resources relating to the manufacturing history of Leicester. Resources are based on factories such as Liberty Shoes, N. Corah and Sons, D.Byford and Pex, ...

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Media Archive for Central England (MACE)

A selection of films relating to Leicestershire supplied from the archives of the Media Archive for Central England (MACE). MACE is the screen archive for the Midlands ...

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Rothley Heritage Trust

A collection of materials digitised by Rothley Heritage Trust including historical postcards, estate plans and churchwarden accounts.

Rothley Garden Suburb

This collection contains plans for houses that were to be part of the "Rothley Garden Suburb". A model suburb proposed in and around Rothley at the turn of the 20th century.
University of Leicester Special Collections

A selection of books and maps from the University of Leicester Special Collections.



Vanished Leicester

More than 1000 photographs of streets and individual buildings in Leicester demolished between 1955 to 1975, mainly as a result of the postwar slum clearance programme, ...

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