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

Written by Michael Smith and originally 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 £13.50 inc p&p (UK only) – for international rates please email our Secretary at


R.I.P. Mike Smith 1927 – 2023