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The Post War History of Leicester 1945-1962

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This exhibition looks at various aspects of the post-war history of Leicester. It is based on the project 'An Oral History of Post-War Leicester 1945-1962', which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and conducted by the East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA) and a team of volunteers.

This website was created by the East Midlands Oral History Archive with help from volunteers.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the project. Thanks also to Leicester City Council and the Leicester Mercury for permission to use their photographs, and to the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland for permission to use photos and for their help in locating material.

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Our Golden Beginnings

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'Our Golden Beginnings' is an online exhibition on the philanthropic origins of the University of Leicester in the early 1900s. The exhibition is focused on the individual stories of the donations gifted during the founding of the University after the First World War ended in 1918. This is to commemorate those who have sacrificed much in aid of higher education at Leicester. This is part of the 'So thay may have life project' which is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project by the University of Leicester Special Collections.

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