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Tony Wadsworth explores Leicester high street history


A BBC Leicester presenter took a trip down memory lane to find out how a high street has changed over the last 30 years.

As part of the BBC's Turn Back Time project, Tony Wadsworth returned to Narborough Road, Leicester where his family had a business in the 1970s.

He found that many of the old stores did not exist in 2010, but he did come across a musical instrument shop that has been open since 1975.

Tony remembered the time when he and his father stood outside the Wadsworth's Fishing Tackle shop in 1977, when young Tony helped to run the company.

"Everybody knew everybody else and people often just popped in for a chat," said Tony.

Sharing memories of Narborough Road

The Turn Back Time project aims to bring to life the recent history of our high streets, as told through local peoples' experiences and archive footage.

With this in mind, the BBC Bus will be stopping off in Leicester and opening its doors to anyone who wants to bring along their old images or video footage of the local shops and businesses on Narborough Road.

The bus will be based at The Huntsman from Monday 13 until Friday 17 December 2010.


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