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Highfield Street

A picture of a row of large old buidings next to a more recent two story office development

Buildings in Highfields Street. Photographed 1994.

A picture of a large building with a green dome

Extract from the recollections of Alma Knight. The Synagogue, Highfield Street, a very unusual and distinctive building. When I was quite small I used to think how nice it looked with the pale green dome and gold lettering over the doorway. Photograph by Alma Knight 1997.

A picture of a brick tower with a green domed top

Extract from the recollections of Dorothy Woodward. Leicester Synagogue which celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 1997. This is situated at the corner of Highfields Street and Tichborne Street. I had some interest in its building, as it is one of the relatively few public buildings remaining in the area. Also the first president was Sir Israel Hart, and my oldest friend from childhood days is his great niece. Photograph by Dorothy Woodford 1997.

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