Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

New sized reprint of this highly successful sell-out, was originally published in 2009. It features many never-before published photographs of the forgotten parts of Leicester, that is set out district by district. It provides a unique insight into how and where poor people lived in Leicester. Many people will be able to recognize the town in this book as Leicester. However, the buildings, the streets and the way of life may all seem unfamiliar to the majority of us. Between 1932 and 1975, slum clearance changed the face of the city. Vast amounts of housing close to the centre of town were demolished and new estates, factories and roads took their place. Until then, the slums were home to thousands of people who had to live in conditions that were frequently cramped, unhealthy and sometimes dirty. In this book, images, accounts and maps of a long-vanished Leicester provide a glimpse of where and how thousands of poor people lived. It draws on many previously unpublished photographs and descriptions, and would be of interest not just to historians and planners, but to anyone who lives in the inner city or has roots in Leicester. "The Slums of Leicester" provides a unique pictorial account of a Leicester that has long disappeared. It brings together vivid descriptions of life in the slums with contemporary photographs and maps which are set out district by district.
Product Details

NED NEWITT was born in Southend-on-Sea in 1946. He studied at Cardiff College of Art and came to Leicester in 1971. From 1984-2003, he was a Leicester City Councillor, holding various prominent positions, including Chair of the Housing Committee, responsible for both council housing and housing renewal. He was made an honorary Alderman in 2007. In 1983, he initiated the Leicester Oral History Archive and has subsequently researched the development of council housing in Leicester. A People's History of Leicester (2008) was Ned's first book for Breedon Publishing (DB Publishings former name).

About the Author

NED NEWITT was born in Southend-on-Sea in 1946. He studied at Cardiff College of Art and came to Leicester in 1971. From 1984-2003, he was a Leicester City Councillor, holding various prominent positions, including Chair of the Housing Committee, responsible for both council housing and housing renewal. He was made an honorary Alderman in 2007. In 1983, he initiated the Leicester Oral History Archive and has subsequently researched the development of council housing in Leicester. A People's History of Leicester (2008) was Ned's first book for Breedon Publishing (DB Publishings former name).

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » General
Home » Books » History » Europe » England
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Slums of Leicester on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top