Street Scene... Experience the Wharf Street area of Leicester in the 1940s where it was said you could buy ‘everything from a pin to an elephant’.
Open seven days a week offering credit or ‘tick’, and serving as a local meeting place, these shops were central to the lives of people who often struggled to get by on low incomes.
Visit the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and drapers and see window displays in the pawnshop, chemist and tobacconist. Listen to the sounds of the streets and shops of the 1940s.