Green Bicycle Mystery – Extra Pictures

Thank you to those who came on the rain-affected Green Bicycle Mystery Ride today. The weather wasn’t helpful but I hope you enjoyed it.

As promised here are photos of the things that we missed, We hope to run this popular event each year so perhaps we will see you again on this or other Ride Leicester events.

The County Police HQ in 1920 was in this building in Market Street South (Now Green Dragon Sq
The Police Court, Horsefair Street, where Ronald Light was charged in 1920 (Police Courts are no longer a part of the legal system) The building is now an opticians.
View from Horsefair St of the yard in which Ronald Light was included in an identity parade. This is the yard behind the County Police HQ in Market Street South.
The Leicester Castle Court – which was the scene of Ronald Light’s Trial. The court room itself has been restored to its original condition.

Posted by Peter Simmonds on 2 July 2022

The Secret Garden

On Tuesday 12 April, a group of Bradgate Heights residents visited the Secret Garden at Glenfield Hospital. Here are some photos, videos and articles about the fabulous attraction. We all really enjoyed it and plan to go again sometime. There will be a small cafe and a book nook there, too. The manager is Karen James who is always pleased to greet parties of local people who live and work in the vicinity.

The Secret Garden at Glenfield Hospital
A pictorial history of Mansion House (sometimes Glenfrith House) at Glenfield Hospital

Further reading. You can see more about the walled garden at the following link from Leicestershire and Rutland Gardens Trust (opens in a new window.)

This page was posted by Peter Simmonds on 12 April 2022