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9 St Nicholas Place

BackgroundPosted by Stephen Butt Sun, October 02, 2016 07:33:25
After thirty-three years at Epic House in Charles Street, BBC Radio Leicester and the BBC Asian Network moved to purpose-built studios at 9 St Nicholas Place near to the historic heart of the old town, close to the Cathedral, Guildhall and the site of the medieval High Cross.

The road junction of Guildhall Lane and St Nicholas Place is very close to the track of the Roman Fosse Way on its route through Leicester. No doubt, it was here that the latest news from the south would be heard from merchants and military travellers. In later times, the Town Crier accompanied by the town's leaders would gather on this corner to proclaim important news such as the death of a monarch, rumours of wars and new taxes. So this is a very appropriate location for a BBC local radio station.

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