2012

SK5903 : Leicester, LE1 - Highfield Street

taken 12 years ago, near to Leicester, England

Leicester, LE1 -  Highfield Street
Leicester, LE1 - Highfield Street
"The Leicester Mercury" newspaper reported this synagogue as being "For Sale" in October 2011 and the advertising hoarding has now disappeared. This building was completed in 1898 and in 1950, as a result of the war-time expansion of its congregation, a community centre was built opposite it in Tichborne Street. This was the sole orthodox Jewish synagogue in Leicestershire. It seems that the community members are hoping that the sale of the synagogue and the community centre will provide sufficient funds for the purchase of alternative premises in Oadby. London Road (i.e. the A6) is situated behind the photographer.

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SK5903, 518 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Hallam-Jones   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 9 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 December, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5978 0378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.7097N 1:7.0945W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5974 0378
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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