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Leicester was first...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Lord of the Teapot, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    First BBC local radio station. Launched on 8 November 1967 with the first local radio jingle.
    First Space Shuttle Simulator outside USA which is at the National Space and Science Centre
    First automatic multi-storey car park in Europe which included the largest supermarket in the UK at the time which was a Tesco
    First Tesco outside of London
    First European Environment City
    First traffic roundabout in the UK
    First criminal conviction using Genetic Fingerprint as evidence
    First place to have traffic wardens
    First city in the UK to have traffic lights and is supposed to have more traffic lights than any other UK city
    First Halfords store opened in the city
     
  2. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    and what are Leicester's PLUS points?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    The best cppa tea in the world is available in Leicester, John
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Now look whats happened, the u escaped
     
  5. Leicester's non-U- without a dobt... :blush:
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

  7. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Leicester Space Centre ??
    Never heard of a rocket leaving there.
    Heard of loads of people leaving tho*gh !!
    B*gger ! The yo- of Leicester has got my 'p*ter as well, is it a vir*s ??
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Not a vir s, Elmer F dd. J st some one taxing them, I think.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/home/
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Oh god, don't set hilldodger off....

    First Space Centre in the world to look like an inflated giant ribbed condom...
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    The locals do refer to it as the ribbed condom
     
  12. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    The first newspaper to be delivered by aeroplane was the Leicester Mercury when in 1910 French pilot Gustav Hammel used his Bleriot to take special editions to Lougborough.
     
  13. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    The world's first ever package trip was organised by Leicester's Thomas Cook when he booked a steam train to take passengers for lunch in Loughborough and then home again in the afternoon.
     
  14. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    The world's second commercial railway was built from Swannington to Leicester. Opened in 1831, it was built to bring coal and bricks to the town and allow it's rapid expansion and vast wealth . In late Victorian/early Edwardian times Leicester was said to be the richest town in Europe.
     
  15. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    The very first steam whistle for a railway engine was made in Leicester after an accident at a crossing on the Leicester - Swannington line between a train and a farmers cart.