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LIVING MEMORIES Belgrave Friends Remembered

Residents of Belgrave Cemetery by their families and friends.

Researched and edited by Sandra Moore, 'Living Memories' tells the stories of some of the 15 thousand 'residents' of Belgrave Cemetery, as remembered by those who knew them best. 140 pages, 142 stories and 111 photographs.

£10.00 (p&p £3.50)

 

Obtainable from:

Sandra Moore - sandraemoore@sky.com

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THE STORY OF BELGRAVE The Life and Death of a Leicestershire Village

Written by Michael Smith and published by Birstall Local History Society, this splendid book tells the story of a part of Leicester which has long since vanished. ‘The  Story of Belgrave’ contains 144 pages and well over one hundred photographs of Old Belgrave, many of them rarely seen before. Copies cost £10.

 

Obtainable from:

belgraveheritagetrust@gmail.com

BELGRAVE AND BIRSTALL Remembered

Belgrave and Birstall Remembered. What happened to Belgrave and Birstall Station? Using 150 photos and stories about the railway between Greengate Lane in Birstall and the site of Thurcaston Road bridge in Belgrave, this 64 page book describes how and why the station was built; who worked there; who played there; how it operated; who its neighbours were; what happened and why we could not save it in 1969. Order for £12.99 (+£2.96 p & p UK).

 

Otainable from John Powdrill - belgravebirstall@virginmedia.com.

IN PLAIN SIGHT

‘In Plain Sight’ documents the life of a man who died for his faith and was loved and respected by a town that was tolerant, a relatively safe haven for nonconformists. When it was treasonous to be a priest, William Bentney kept a low profile in Leicester for forty years.

The novel prominently feaures Belgrave, the old Belgrave Hall, and the Byerley family. Published by Troubador of Kibworth. £9.99 Date of publication: 2017.

 

For more information email: books@troubador.co.uk.