It was a hard knock life growing up in Wharf Street

Many readers will know of local boxing promoter Carl Gunns. But I was interested to hear about his early years growing up in the 1950s in Leicester's legendary Wharf Street area.
As Carl explains, local kids had very little but still managed to enjoy themselves by using their own initiative.
"A few lines about my early life in Leicester's now long-gone Brook Street," writes Carl, of Birstall.
"I went to Taylor Street School and have many memories of those days.
"Billy Gask was my best friend back then. Later, he went on to join famous 1970s band Showaddywaddy.... read more

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