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The Street: Christine, Marie & Olive live in Leicester
Number 99 - Marie & Christine Harman
Sixty-six year-old widow Christine lives with her daughter Marie at no.99

Christine and Marie Harman and Olive Ellis, who live in the Newfoundpool area in Leicester, are taking part in the project called The Street.

BBC Leicester's 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.

Sixty-six year-old Christine and daughter Marie live at 99 Hawthorne St.

Elvis fan serenaded on 95th birthday

Christine's mum, Olive is a big fan of Elvis Presley.

She recently celebrated her 95th birthday at home with her friends and family.

Meet Christine & Marie

Christine is a widow. She was 15 years-old when she first met her husband John, whilst she worked at a local supermarket.

Nine years her senior, John was a delivery boy.

The couple moved into 99 Hawthorne Street 45 years ago and lived there with their two daughters.

Christine lost John to prostate cancer five years ago and now lives with daughter Marie.

Marie, who is not currently employed, is a big fan of actor Johnny Depp.

Christine's mum, Olive, also still lives in the area.

Meet Olive

Olive Ellis

Olive was born in Rowan Street and has lived in the Newfoundpool area all her life.

She has very fond memories of the area and loved how everyone knew everyone in the area.

Although Olive is 95 years-old, she still feels there is a lot she would like to do in life and would even marry again if she found the right man.

She believes that the secret to her long life is lots of cups of tea and always having a good laugh.

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.


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