The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Historical photographs of Leicester Market

For those that are interested, Leicester Market's website has a nice gallery of photographs from the 1930s to the present day.

I've got some jolly nice postcards of it too!

The Market seems to me to be one of the few constants in the development of the city over the last couple of hundred years. I noticed, as I walked through this afternoon, that traders are concerned about its continued future, worried that the Council has plans to evict them. Frankly, after the Bowstring Bridge debacle, nothing would surprise me about LCC.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more. Both Leicester city and county councils do whatever they want to do, no matter what the residents views are. So much for democracy. My father and uncles fought against dictatorship in second world war .........WHY?