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

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. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L2456
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1896
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: Black and white
Format: 118mm, 161mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (copy of glass plate negative, part of S. W. A. Newton Collection)
Identifier: Newton - Y 6/6
OS Reference: 458200 304700