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Old Leicester in colour
Clock Tower
Leicester Clock Tower - with traffic lights!

We've been rummaging in the BBC archives to look out more old pictures of Leicestershire and Rutland in colour. But we still need your help in finding yet more pictures.

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Twenty four hours in Leicester
Leicester born and bred
Coming to Leicester
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A place in the heart
A sense of place in school
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Thanks to our friends in the BBC Archives we've managed to dig out some more fantastic shots of Leicestershire and Rutland in colour.

Get ready to see old Midland Red and Leicester City Transport buses weaving through the traffic on Gallowtree Gate - yes Gallowtree Gate.

Leicester industrial area
River Soar 1971

These show Leicester as a busy, colourful, vibrant and energetic city - just as it is now. It's your chance to spot the shops that have moved or closed and look at a busy industrial scene at the British United Shoe Machinery Company in the Belgrave area of the city.


Leicester De Montfort Hall
Leicester De Montfort Hall 1971

Have you got colour pictures of Leicester tucked away in old photo albums that you'd like to share with us all? We'd love to see them. It may be a wedding in Pocklington's Walk with fantastic scenes in the background, a bus trip to Bradgate Park or a trip to Filbert Street.

With these pictures you can see the old Members Stand at Filbert Street, take a peek at Oakham and see a brand new building in Loughborough as it opened in all its 1970's glory.

If you have then e-mail our editor on the link below or pop them in the post to, Liam McCarthy, BBC Leicester, Epic House, Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 3SH. We will send them back by return.

Send us in your old colour pictures of Leicester.

To see more pictures of old Leicester in colour click on the "Sense of Place" button

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