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Leicester Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 196 pictures in our Leicester collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940 Featured Print

Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940

The bombed out remains of Thurston's Billiard House on Leicester Square during the Blitz on London, WWII. The corner building was hit by a parachute mine at 3:30am on 16th October 1940. One of the player name plates being examined is that of the legendary British professional snooker and English billiards player Joe Davis (1901-1978). Thurstons was completely destroyed and several taxis parked outside were wrecked. Heavy debris fell into Panton Street, blocking it. Other name plates of top Billards players (pictured here) include: Horace Lindrum, Melbourne Inman, Walter Donaldson, Fred Davis and Sidney Smith. Date: 1940

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Stunt woman cannonball loses her knickers Featured Print

Stunt woman cannonball loses her knickers

Liza Knight, an 18-year-old stunt performer from Leicester, felt quite a draught after being shot from a cannon during a rehearsal. A jagged piece of metal in the barrel of the giant gun snagged her knickers and tracksuit bottoms, ripping them both to shreds. Seen here giving the thumbs up before the stunt. Date: 1973

© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON

Leicesters Roman forum reconstructed Featured Print

Leicesters Roman forum reconstructed

Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell of the city of Leicester's Roman forum in Roman times. The Roman remains excavated by Kathleen Kenyon in 1936, beside the Roman-era Jewry Wall in Leicester, were initially thought to be a Roman forum, with the Jewry Wall part of a basilica. However, later excavations showed that the site was probably a bath complex and the Jewry Wall part of that. The Illustrated London News in 1937 shows the restoration as the forum and basilica. Date: 1936

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans