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    The old Leicester city bus depot (and tram depot before that) closed earlier this year after the company moved to a new location. These pics are from a few explores at different times, but there is lots of this site we still have not seen. They seem to have put a new CCTV system in so we have not been for a while. There are plans to demolish the whole site and build yet more apartments



    Finance office


    Document store


    Main garage








    Inspection pit


    Workshop






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    Love those roof supports in the garage. Nice pics, Goldie.
    It never ceases to amaze me how many documents are left behind in a lot of places...and were those reams of copier paper?

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    wow i like that ye olde laminator!
    nice report and pics

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    Just nice to see a place with stuff left untouched, makes it more interesting to explore. There is so much stuff left behind in this place, unopened rolls of tickets from various eras, various retro adding machines, huge maps, various company promotional items, old communication devices, badges, books, tools, records of bookings on coach trips, company clothing, plus tons of other stuff. All that and we never even made it into any of the main offices!

    Oh and not forgetting that laminator EVERYONE seems to have a fascination with lol

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    to save starting a new thread here are a few i took last night on an explore with goldie87

    security has nopw left the site so we were left to pretty much walk where we wanted abart from in the main sheds.....alarmed











    jeesy peeps mu car!!!


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    Is this anywhere near the main bus station in Leicester?

    It's just that about 30 years ago my Gran was one a National Express coach to Leicester from Devon, & was surprised that it terminated long before getting to the bus station, especially as she was supposed to be picked up my one of my Aunts.

    Aparrently an escaped prisoner was on board another coach heading for Leicester, & the police had found this out & had evacuated the whole bus station.

    The idea was when this coach arrived in the prisoner got off the police would spring a trap.

    I'm not too sure if this worked, or how my Gran was eventually picked up by my Aunt, but it seemed interesting enough to mention, if it's not really relevent.

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    Some of my pics from yesterday evening:


    Main Entrance


    Staff gym


    Office


    Signs


    The depot in the early 20th century


    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Davies View Post
    Is this anywhere near the main bus station in Leicester?
    Its not too far away, but not actually associated with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Davies View Post
    I'm not too sure if this worked, or how my Gran was eventually picked up by my Aunt, but it seemed interesting enough to mention, if it's not really relevent.
    Great story, RD.

    Good to see some more pics of the depot guys. Love the photos of the photos. Good stuff!
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    Nice story RD nice pics gold + sam that place looks great, shame its so far from me
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    Interesting story and pics, like the old pic of the trams, as has been said it it good that all the stuff left behind is untouched, how long that wil stay like that is anyones quess. surely some of the stuff left behind would make a few bob at an auction or such like, makes you wonder why it is disgarded. My quess is when they move to a new location all the stuff that is needed for daily use is taken first then by the time that is done the opperation is up and running in the new place and the old stuff just gets forgotten. Or the management has the attitude of it wasn't my money that bought the stuff we don't need it so who cares. Sorry for my rambling it just annoys me to see goods of value discarded when if even one person in the company took a small bit of action the goods could be sold and go towards a needy cause. Like getting the busses to run on time

    Liked the story of your gran richard, it is all relevant in the history of the place, good story mate. Would be interesting to find out if the prisoner got caught.


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