There is an understated elegance to these tiled advertisements which survive from the 1890s as part of the Butler's chemists shop in Leicester High Street. Samuel Butler's sea breeze liver salts factory used to be nearby.
We went to Leicester with the intention of seeking out all things Richard III related, but once there very quickly abandoned the idea as it turns out he was only there for a couple of days for the Battle of Bosworth before he went and got himself killed. The "cathedral" [call that slightly dull, heavily Victorianised former parish church] where the former king now lies is shut until Autumn 2023, so we weren't even able to see his tomb. Besides this famous royal connection and Gary Lineker, I knew absolutely nothing about the city and consequently had zero expectations. Was I disappointed when we visited that I couldn't do what I had planned.....was I heck. Leicester turned out to be a fascinating place to be and I shall make amends by finally posting about it next week. You might correctly surmise that I have reached the Leicester photos in my latest drive to edit the backlog of images I have let build up. Am not ready to do any festive content yet. I shall keep that for the week before the big day. Have a great weekend folks.😊