About Yourhistories.com

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Amias.  I’m a former museum curator and a local, family and house historian with 17 years experience. I run my own history research service, offering historical research of all kinds within the East Midlands. As well as working for clients, I am currently engaged in a fascinating personal project to record the many different businesses of Clarendon Park, Leicester from its beginnings in the late 1880s to the present day. The purpose of this blog is to share interesting snippets from that research as they unfold, along with photographs and documents from my personal collection of Clarendon Park ephemera. Anything that takes my fancy really!  Please feel free to post any questions or share information about the history of this wonderful area.

Feel free to comment on anything you see, or to contact me at info@yourhistories.com.  You can visit my website at www.yourhistories.com

Regards, Elizabeth.

5 responses to “About Yourhistories.com

  1. Love the site, being Leicester born and bred, knowing the Clarendon Park area reasonably well and being a heritage enthusiast I found your blog an excellent read – I’ve added you to my blogroll : )

  2. What an unexpected delight. Why haven’t I found this site before? I’m on the committee of the Stoneygate Conservation Area Society and also co-edit the Society Newsletter. I wonder whether you’d be interested in talking to our members about your projects? If the snippets on the Homepage are any guide, I’m sure you’d have an appreciative audience!

  3. Very much enjoying your excellent blog, my Grandparents lived most of their married life in the area. I think it also possible that my Great Grandparents lived in your house in 1901. Looking forward to your next instalment.

    • Wow, how exciting! Who were your great grandparents? I have recorded all the known occupants of my house since it was built, and have a few other records from other houses in the road. Thanks for being kind about my blog – I really enjoy writing it (struggling for time at the moment though).

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  4. My Great Grandparents were Harry and Fanny Wilson and on the 1901 Census they are recorded at Cradock Road it was their first home, they lived at a variety of different properties in the Clarendon Park area over the years. Incidentally, Harry was at one time Caretaker at the New Walk Museum.

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