Here are some pictures of Upper Charnwood Street taken by Denis Calow in December 1970, just before it was demolished.
These were mainly houses rather than shops, though a few businesses were run from them over the years. In 1932 there was one shopkeeper, Mrs Frances Gertrude Dendle at number 48, a lady’s hairdresser, Mrs Dorothy Bagshaw, at number 4, and Horace Bellamy, a gents’ hairdresser at number 2.
In 1966 there was a hairdresser, Mrs Margaret Walker at number 2, and a butcher, C. Henshaw, at number 48, next to the entrance to the foundry of Taylor and Hubbard, crane makers.
Photographs: copyright Denis Calow, reproduced here in accordance with in accordance with My Leicestershire History licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/. My Leicestershire History website http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/myleicestershirehistory.