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The Street: Mike Haywood on Hawthorne St in Leicester
No. 40 - Michael Haywood
Mike Haywood lives at the 'House of Elvis' on Hawthorne St with his dog, Rosie

Michael Haywood lives at number 40 Hawthorne Street in Leicester. He is taking part in the BBC Leicester project called The Street.

BBC Leicester presenter Tony Wadsworth launched the project after 'adopting' the street in Newfoundpool - the area where he grew up as a child.

The Street project takes a closer look at the lives behind closed doors and the community that is shared.

Michael is 62 years-old and lives with his dog, Rosie.

Living with long distance love

Mike is currently in a long distance relationship with Susan from Kent.

Both being fans of Elvis, they started to write to each other in 2008.

Meet Michael

Michael, or Mike as he is known to his friends, has lived at number 40 Hawthorne Street since 1969.

He and his late wife Val were such big fans of Elvis Presley that they turned their home into a shrine of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

The house is now known as the 'House of Elvis'. The couple's daughter, who now lives in Birmingham, is named Lisa, after Lisa Marie Presley.

He recently spent some time in hospital. He was found by his neighbours and rushed to hospital with internal bleeding.

At the time he was given only a 20% chance to live, but he's now back home hoping to make a full recovery.

Find out more about the residents of Hawthorne Street in Leicester on Tony Wadsworth's show on BBC Radio Leicester (104.9FM, Dab and Online) between 09:00-12:00, Monday to Friday.





THE STREET

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FEATURES & STORIES
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No. 3 - Sarah Bedford Sarah Bedford
Young mother, Sarah, lives at number 3 Hawthorne Street
Number 72 - Katie Thomas Katie Thomas
Mother of two, Katie, lives at number 72 Hawthorne St
WMC - Bill Wheelband Newfoundpool WMC
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Dips owns Hawthorne Street's local convenience store
Digger Dyer Digger & Company
Hawthorne Street's local barber shop is run by Digger Dyer
Julie and Jason Thompson Jason & Julie Thompson
Jason and Julie believe it was love at first sight
No. 40 - Michael Haywood Michael (Mike) Haywood
Mike lives at 40 Hawthorne Street - the 'House of Elvis'
No. 62 - Mark Gibson Mark Gibson
Mark has lived at 62 Hawthorne Street for eight years
Number 68 - Dorothy Merry Dorothy Merry
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No. 75 - Lisa Peden, Mark & June Lisa Peden, Mark & June
Mark, Lisa and June live at 75 Hawthorne Street
Number 82 - Catherine Swaine & Gareth Hussy Gareth & Catherine
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No. 84 - Marshmo Druski Marshmo (Martin) Druski
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No. 86 - Louise and Georgia Thompson Paddy & Louise Thompson
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No. 88 - Mr and Mrs Connelly Geoff & Carol Connolly
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