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Graffiti on the door of a house in Charlotte Street, Leicester

Graffiti on the door of a house in Charlotte Street, Leicester

L2456. Photographed around 1896, this graffiti has been chalked on to the door of one of many houses on the west side of Charlotte Street that were demolished to make way for Leicester's Great Central Station. Interestingly, the message appears to read, 'Miss Cooke, she's got a new house', an astute comment given that displaced residents were indeed rehoused at the Railway's expense. Following the house clearance this road ceased to exist, and the Station frontage was then built to occupy much of the site.
qkwGraffiti
alt_title
themeschanging environments
subjectConstruction - Demolition
houses - Dwellings
railways - railway construction & maintenance
Reclamation of land - Clearing of land
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1896
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 118mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - Y 6/6
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Charlotte Street, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458200 304700)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
period - circa 1896
RightsLeicestershire County Council