The city of Leicester was to be our base for a week. In March I did an online course on England in the Fifteenth Century which coincided with the reinterment of the body of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral, therefore when the itinerary for the cricket tour was announced I was pleased to see that there would be time to explore part of this city.
We spent some time exploring the city and found a number of buildings and statues providing an insight into the Leicester of today as well as yesterday.
Sporting Success statue commemorates the year 1996-1997 when Leicester had success in three sports - soccer, cricket and rugby.
tower was completed in 1868. The figures are of Simon de Montford, William Wigston, Gabriel Newton and Thomas White.
Guildhall building (dating back to 1390) near the cathedral is another reminder of Leicester's past.
relocated to its present position in the new Jubilee Square in 2014. There is a mark on the nearby footpath showing where the original structure once stood.
Seamstress Statue, a monument to the hosiery industry once important in the area.