John Kingsley Orton, known under the pen name of Joe Orton, was an English playwright and diarist. His public career—from 1964 until his death in 1967—was short but influential. During this brief period he shocked and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies; the adjective Ortonesque refers to work characterised by a dark yet farcical cynicism. Orton was born at Causeway Lane Maternity Hospital, Leicester, to William A. Orton and Elsie M. Orton. William worked for Leicester County Borough Council as a gardener and Elsie worked in the local footwear industry until tuberculosis cost her a lung; when Joe was two years old, they moved from 261 Avenue Road Extension in Clarendon Park, Leicester, to 9 Fayrhurst Road on the Saffron Lane council estate. He soon had a younger brother and two younger sisters and Leonie. Orton attended Marriot Road Primary School, but failed the eleven-plus exam after extended bouts of asthma, so took a secretarial course at Clark's College in Leicester from 1945 to 1947.
He began working as a junior clerk for £3 a week. Orton became interested in performing in the theatre around 1949 and joined a number of dramatic societies, including the prestigious Leicester Dramatic Society. While working on amateur productions he was determined to improve his appearance and physique, buying bodybuilding courses, taking elocution lessons, trying to redress his lack of education and culture, he applied for a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in November 1950. He was accepted, left the East Midlands for London, his entrance into RADA was delayed until May 1951 by appendicitis. Orton met Kenneth Halliwell at RADA in 1951 and moved into a West Hampstead flat with him and two other students in June of that year. Halliwell was seven years older than Orton and of independent means, having a substantial inheritance, they formed a strong relationship and became lovers. After graduating, both Orton and Halliwell went into regional repertory work: Orton spent four months in Ipswich as an assistant stage manager.
Both began to write together. They collaborated on a number of unpublished novels with no success at gaining publication; the rejection of their great hope, The Last Days of Sodom, in 1957 led them to solo works. Orton wrote his last novel, The Vision of Gombold Proval, in 1959, he drew on these manuscripts for ideas. Confident of their "specialness," Orton and Halliwell refused to work for long periods, they subsisted on Halliwell's money and were forced to follow an ascetic life to restrict their spending to £5 a week. From 1957 to 1959, they worked in six-month stretches at Cadbury's to raise money for a new flat. A lack of serious work led them to amuse themselves with hoaxes. Orton created the alter ego Edna Welthorpe, an elderly theatre snob, whom he revived to stir controversy over his plays. Orton chose the name as an allusion to Rattigan's archetypal playgoer. From January 1959, they began surreptitiously to remove books from several local public libraries and modify the cover art or the blurbs before returning them to the shelves.
A volume of poems by John Betjeman, for example, was returned to the library with a new dustjacket featuring a photograph of a nearly naked tattooed, middle-aged man. The couple decorated their flat with many of the prints, they were discovered and prosecuted in May 1962. They were found guilty on five counts of theft and malicious damage, admitted damaging more than 70 books, were sentenced to prison for six months and fined £262; the incident was reported in the Daily Mirror as "Gorilla in the Roses". Orton and Halliwell felt that that sentence was unduly harsh "because we were queers". However, prison was a crucial formative experience for Orton; as Orton put it: "It affected my attitude towards society. Before I had been vaguely conscious of something rotten somewhere, prison crystallised this; the old whore society lifted up her skirts and the stench was pretty foul.... Being in the nick brought detachment to my writing. I wasn't involved any more, and it worked." The book covers that Orton and Halliwell vandalised have since become a valued part of the Islington Local History Centre collection.
Some are exhibited in the Islington Museum. A collection of the book covers is available online. Orton began to write plays in the early 1960s. In 1963, the BBC paid £65 for the radio play The Ruffian on the Stair, broadcast on 31 August 1964, it was rewritten for the stage in 1966. Orton poured out new works, he had completed Entertaining Mr Sloane by the time. He sent a copy to theatre agent Peggy Ramsay in December 1963, it premiered at the New Arts Theatre on 6 May 1964. Reviews ranged from praise to outrage. Entertaining Mr Sloane lost money in its three-week run, but critical praise from playwright Terence Rattigan, who invested £3,000 in it, ensured its survival; the play was transferred to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End at the end of June and to the Queen's Theatre in October. Sloane tied for first in the Variety Critics' Poll for Best New Play and Orton came second for Most Promising Playw
Frog Island, Leicester
Frog Island is an inner city area of Leicester, England, so named because it lies between the River Soar and the Soar Navigation. Frog Island is adjacent to the Woodgate area to the north, Northgates to the South; the population of the island was at the 2011 census in the Abbey ward of Leicester City Council. Frog Island lies to the north of central Leicester, to the south of the River Soar and Leicester Abbey; the site was not an island before the late-eighteenth century, but was created as such upon the completion of the improved Soar Navigation between Loughborough and Leicester in 1794. The Navigation involved constructing a new section of canal to by-pass a meander in the River Soar; the area enclosed by the River Soar and the canal is Frog Island. The road which crosses the island is named'Frog Island'; the island lies to the south of Leicester Abbey, was covered by the Abbey Meadows, which were too marshy for construction. In 1877, the meadows were incorporated into Abbey Park; the purpose of the Leicester Navigation was to make the River Soar navigable to commercial traffic, to allow the transportation of coal produced in the Leicestershire region.
Upon the completion of the Navigation in 1794, goods could be taken by boat down the Soar to the River Trent. Moreover, the opening of the Leicester to Swannington Railway in 1832 meant that the coal fields of Leicestershire were better linked with the Soar and the Grand Union Canal, which extends as far as London. Frog Island is located at the epicentre of this connection, as a result much of the island became industrialised in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By the mid-twentieth century there were several large mills on Frog Island; these manufactured clothing and materials demanded by the city's hosiery trade, such as spun wool and dyes. Frog Island had easy access to water from the river and canal, important in the dyeing industry, it was provided water for the operation of steam- and water-powered milling equipment. The western tip of the island was crossed by the Great Central Main Line, which linked Leicester with Sheffield and Nottingham in the north, Marylebone station in the south.
The line was closed as part of the Beeching Axe reorganisation in the 1960s. Some railway arches are now used by a number of small businesses; the arches are constructed from the distinctive Staffordshire Blue bricks, were part of the immense north viaduct which brought the line into central Leicester. Before the construction of St Margaret's Way, Slater Street provided easy access to St Margaret's Pastures and thence to Abbey Park; the island's prime location at the intersection of several transport routes made it an important location for industrial activity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Several large factories were constructed. However, after the second world war the city experienced a period of deindustrialisation, many of the businesses which occupied the island have closed. Many of the large mills have become derelict, have been damaged by vandals and by fire; some manufacturing activity does still occur on the island and some of the island's industrial features – such as the railway arches – have been repurposed for commercial use.
St Leonard's Works were opened in 1867 and extended in 1881. The mill spun worsted, was constructed in the Italian palazzo style. On both occasions, the building work was completed by Shenton and Baker, a local architectural practice; the quality of the mill's architecture is evidenced by the building materials employed in its construction: colour tile, dressed stone, wrought iron and extensive glazing. The effect was to produce an imposing and'monumental' building that became an important local landmark. In 1922, the mill was taken over by Jarvis & Co.. The company was a major employer in the area. Upon the closure of Frisby Jarvis in 1992, the mill was taken over by Martins Ltd – a company which subsequently closed. Despite being listed in 2003, the building fell into major disrepair, was badly damaged by fire in 2005; the Farben Works was another worsted spinning mill. It was opened in 1914, was designed by Harding and Toppott in a classical style, it is grade II listed and, with the Slater Street School and Frisby Jarvis works, forms part of a significant group of historic buildings.
Hitchcock's Flour Mill was constructed in the nineteenth century. It employed water power to drive its equipment, the mill race –, crossed by a distinctive Victorian iron bridge – still survives on the island. In 1888, it was converted to steam power; the mill was badly damaged by fire in 2011, leading to its partial demolition. The island was the location of Stephenson's Lifting Bridge, which carried the Swannington Railway over the Soar Navigation; the bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson, was operated by steam. It was removed in the mid-twentieth century, became an exhibit at Snibston Discovery Museum. Next to the canal is'Stayfree Music' – band rehearsal rooms and'Lock 42' – a live music venue and bar; the Foresters Public House continues to operate. The North Bridge Tavern is in private residence. Disability arts charity, 27a Access Artspace, moved into an unused car showroom on Northgate Street at the beginning of 2008; the West End Gallery moved to Highcross Street and an old mill building just by the canal is used by artists to host exhibitions and art events.
Slater Primary School stands in the centre of Frog Island. It serves the Woodgate and Tudor Road areas: there is little or no residential accommodatio
Messianic Judaism is a modern syncretic religious movement that combines Christianity—most the belief that Jesus is the Messiah—with elements of Judaism and Jewish tradition. It emerged in the 1970s. Messianic Jews believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and "God the Son", that the Tanakh and New Testament are the authoritative scriptures. Salvation in Messianic Judaism is achieved only through acceptance of Jesus as one's savior, Jewish laws or customs which are followed do not contribute to salvation. Belief in the messiahship of Jesus, his power to save, his divinity are considered by Jewish authorities to be the defining distinctions between Christianity and Judaism. Other Christian groups accept Messianic Judaism as a form of Christianity. Many adherents of Messianic Judaism are ethnically Jewish and argue that the movement is a sect of Judaism. Many refer to themselves in Hebrew as maaminim, not converts, yehudim, not notzrim. Jewish organizations and the Supreme Court of Israel have rejected this claim in cases related to the Law of Return, instead consider Messianic Judaism to be a form of Christianity.
From 2003 to 2007, the movement grew from 150 Messianic houses of worship in the United States to as many as 438, with over 100 in Israel and more worldwide. As of 2012, population estimates for the United States were between 175,000 and 250,000 members, between 10,000 and 20,000 members for Israel, an estimated total worldwide membership of 350,000. Efforts by Jewish Christians to proselytize Jews began in the first century, when Paul the Apostle preached at the synagogues in each city that he visited. However, by the fourth century CE, non-biblical accounts of missions to the Jews do not mention converted Jews playing any leading role in proselytization. Notable converts from Judaism who attempted to convert other Jews are more visible in historical sources beginning around the 13th century, when Jewish convert Pablo Christiani attempted to convert other Jews; this activity, however lacked any independent Jewish-Christian congregations, was imposed through force by organized Christian churches.
In the 19th century, some groups attempted to create congregations and societies of Jewish converts to Christianity, though most of these early organizations were short-lived. Early formal organizations run by converted Jews include: the Anglican London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews of Joseph Frey, which published the first Yiddish New Testament in 1821; the September 1813 meeting of Frey's "Beni Abraham" congregation at the rented "Jews' Chapel" in Spitalfields is sometimes pointed to as the birth of the semi-autonomous Hebrew Christian movement within Anglican and other established churches in Britain. However, the minister of the chapel at Spitalfields evicted Frey and his congregation three years and Frey severed his connections with the Society. A new location was found and the Episcopal Jew's Chapel Abrahamic Society registered in 1835. In Eastern Europe, Joseph Rabinowitz established a Hebrew Christian mission and congregation called "Israelites of the New Covenant" in Kishinev, Ukraine in 1884.
Rabinowitz was supported from overseas by the Christian Hebraist Franz Delitzsch, translator of the first modern Hebrew translation of the New Testament. In 1865, Rabinowitz created a sample order of worship for Sabbath morning service based on a mixture of Jewish and Christian elements. Mark John Levy pressed the Church of England to allow members to embrace Jewish customs. In the United States, a congregation of Jewish converts to Christianity was established in New York City in 1885. In the 1890s, immigrant Jewish converts to Christianity worshiped at the Methodist "Hope of Israel" mission on New York's Lower East Side while retaining some Jewish rites and customs. In 1895, the 9th edition of Hope of Israel's Our Hope magazine carried the subtitle "A Monthly Devoted to the Study of Prophecy and to Messianic Judaism", the first use of the term "Messianic Judaism". In 1894, Christian missionary Leopold Cohn, a convert from Judaism, founded the Brownsville Mission to the Jews in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York as a Christian mission to Jews.
After several changes in name and focus, the organization is now called Chosen People Ministries. Missions to the Jews saw a period of growth between the 1960s. In the 1940s and'50s, missionaries in Israel, including the Southern Baptists, adopted the term meshichyim to counter negative connotations of the word notsrim; the term was used to designate all Jews. The Messianic Jewish movement emerged in the United States in the 1960s. Prior to this time Jewish converts assimilated into gentile Christianity, as the church required abandoning their Jewishness and assuming Gentile ways to receive baptism. Peter Hocken postulates that the Jesus movement which swept the nation in the 1960s triggered a change from Hebrew Christians to Messianic Jews, was a distinctly charismatic movement; these Jews wanted to "stay Jewish while believeing in Jesus". This impulse was amplified by the results of the Six Day War and the restoration of Jerusalem to Jewish control; as of 2004 there are over 300 Messianic Jewish congregations in the United States with maybe half of their attendance being Gentiles.
Eyres Monsell is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, comprising the southern Leicester suburb of Eyres Monsell. The population of the wards at the 2011 census was 11,520. Eyres Monsell is bounded to the north by the wards of Aylestone and Knighton. South and west of the area are the Leicestershire districts of Oadby and Wigston. Eyres Monsell was constructed as a council estate in the southern suburbs of England; the area is defined by Saffron Lane to the east, the Birmingham to Peterborough railway to the south, Lutterworth Road to the west, Glenhills Way to the north. Although located in the far south-west corner of Leicester, the area is under the administration of Leicester City Council rather than the Leicestershire County Council as some of the neighbouring estates are; the land was acquired by the corporation of Leicester for housing development purposes for £40,500 by compulsory purchase order in the early 1950s. The area takes its name from the previous land owner, former Conservative MP Bolton Eyres-Monsell, 1st Viscount Monsell.
The rural area was purchased with an aim to avoid the spatial limitations that had led to the foreboding tower blocks and intimidating alleyways of inner city developments and to provide a greener and more open plan estate. Eyres Monsell would become Leicester's second largest estate to be built after World War Two. Today, Eyres Monsell has a population of 11230 people over 4669 homesteads. Proportionately more council homes in Eyres Monsell have been bought by their owners than in any other part of the city. Although 50% of homes in the area are still rented from the city council, it is noteworthy that as a suburb of Leicester, one of the most multi-racial cities in the UK, the population of Eyres Monsell is 95% white British according to 2001 Census data. Eyres Monsell is serviced by Arriva Fox County services X45, 47, 48, 47A, 48A, 84, 84A, 85, 86, 87, 87A Centrebus Circle Line service and First Leicester Services 88, 88A and 88E. Services 86, 87, 87A, 88 and 88E all operate to the Monmouth Drive area of the estate, while other services only service the eastern and western edges of the estate
University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The main campus is south of the city centre, adjacent to Victoria Park. In 1957, the university's predecessor gained university status. For 2018/19, the university is nationally ranked 34th in The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 63rd by The Guardian University Guide and 29th in The Complete University Guide, it is ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the 25th in the United Kingdom. The university had an income of £302.8 million in 2016/17, of which £52.2 million was from research grants. The university is famous for the discovery of genetic fingerprinting and contributing to the discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III, it is argued that the first serious suggestions for a university in Leicester began with the Leicester Literary and Philosophical society which had its interest in literature and philosophy in the old sense, meaning science.
With the success of Owen's College in Manchester, the establishment of Birmingham University in 1900, Nottingham University College, it was thought that Leicester ought to have a university college too. University colleges could not award degrees. In most cases students sat the exam of the University of London. In the late 19th century, presidents of the society Revered James Went, headmaster of the Wyggeston Boys' School, Mr J. D Paul called for an establishment of a University College However, no private donations to establish the University were forthcoming and the Corporation of Leicester was busy funding the School of Art and the Technical School; the matter was brought up again by Dr Astey V Clarke in 1912. Born in Leicester in 1870, he was educated at Wyggeston and Cambridge before receiving his medical training at Guy's Hospital, he was the new president of the Philosophy society. Reaction was mixed with some saying. With the outbreak of the war in 1914, talk of the University subsided.
In 1917, during the despair of war, the Leicester Daily Post urged in an editorial that something more of practical utility than memorials ought to be used to commemorate the dead. With the ending of the war, the local newspapers, The Leicester Post and The Leicester Mail encouraged donations to form the University; some suggested that Leicester should join forces with neighboring university colleges of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington and Loughborough, to create a federal East Midlands college, rather than an independent one. The old asylum building had been suggested as a site for the new university, after it was due to be finished being used as a hospital for the wounded, Astley Clarke was keen to urge the citizens and local authorities to buy it. Clarke learned the building had been bought by Thomas Fielding Johnson, a wealthy philanthropist that owned a worsted manufacturing business, he had bought 37 acres of land for £40,000 and intended not only to house the college, but the boys and girl's grammar schools.
Soon, further donations topped £100,000. King George V gave his blessing to the scheme after a visit to the town in 1919. Talk turned to the curriculum with many arguing that it should focus on Leicester's chief industries hosiery and shoes. Others had higher hopes than just technical training; the education acts of 1902 and 1918, which brought education to the masses was thought to have increased the need for a college, not least to train the new teachers that were needed. Talk of a federal university soured and the decision was for Leicester to become a stand-alone college. In 1920, the college appointed its first official. W. G. Gibbs, a long-standing supporter of the college while editor of the Leicester Daily Post, was nominated as Secretary. On 9 May 1921, Dr R. F Rattray, was appointed Principal, aged 35. Rattray was an impressive academic. Having gained a first class English degree at Glasgow, he studied at Manchester College, Oxford, he studied in Germany, secured his Ph. D at Harvard. After that, heworked as a Unitarian Minister.
Rattray was to teach English. He recruited others including Miss Measham to teach Botany, Miss Sarson to teach geography, Miss Chapuzet to teach French. In all, 14 people started at the University when it opened its doors in October 1921: the principal, the secretary, 3 lecturers and nine students. Two types of students were expected, around 100–150 teachers in training, undergraduates hoping to sit the external degrees of London University. A students union was formed in 1923–24 with a Miss Bonsor as its first president. In 1927, after it became University College, students sat for the examinations for external degrees of the University of London. Two years it merged with the Vaughan Working Men's College, providing adult education in Leicester since 1862. In 1931, Dr Rattray resigned as principal, he was replaced in 1932 by Frederick Attenborough, the father of David and Richard Attenborough. He was succeeded by Charles Wilson in 1952. In 1957, the University College was granted its Royal Charter, has since had the status of a university with the right to award its own degrees.
The Percy Gee Student Union building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 9 May 1958. Leicester University won the first series of University Challenge, in 1963; the University's motto Ut Vitam
Spinney Hills is an inner city area of Leicester, England. It is situated to the north of the core Highfields area, around Spinney Hill Park. To the north is Northfields, to the east North Evington, to the west is the railway line, to the south is the main part of Highfields, it is a ward of the City of Leicester whose population at the 2011 census was 25,561. The 34 acres park was laid out in 1885 on a sloping site, to ensure the east side of the expanding town had access to some open parkland; the Town Council had opened Abbey Park in 1882, on the north side of Leicester. The site was bought by the town from Mr C. S. Burnaby in March 1886 for £18,000. John Burns was responsible for setting out the paths and initial infrastructure, a formal opening was performed by Mrs Hart, wife of the Mayor, Israel Hart, on 24th August of the same year. In 1982 the area encompassing the whole of the park, plus properties that face onto it was designated as the'Spinney Hills Park Conservation Area'; the Conservation Area includes an extension south along Mere Road, the buildings around the Mere Road/Hartington Road/St Saviours Road junction at the north-west corner.
The Conservation area was granted'Article 4' status in 1983, which requires planning permission for all alterations to houses, such as replacement of windows, doors or re-roofing. The aim of the conservation area is to retain and enhance the distinctive and characteristic attributes of the area, to avoid unsympathetic alterations. With the inclusion of the Spinney Hills area within the town boundary in 1892, house building in the area progressed at a great rate; the plots fronting the park commanded a particular status, the houses were accordingly larger and more varied than those in surrounding streets. It is these properties built between 1890 and 1910, their visual relationship to the parkland, that are the particular spur for planning protection
Evington is an Electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England. It used to be a small village centred on Main Street and the Anglican church of St Denys but was close enough to Leicester to become one of the outer suburbs in the 1930s. Today, the ward comprises the historical village of Evington, as well as the modern ex-council estates of Rowlatts Hill and Goodwood; the population of the ward at the 2011 census was 11,133. The name Evington comes from the Anglo-Saxon name Aefa's Tun. After the Norman conquest the land was given to Hugh de Grentesmesnil; the first known spelling Evington was of Walter de Evington 1259 who leased a carucate of land at the village of Evington – about 100 acres. The parish of Evington was quite large and included the areas now known as North Evington and Evington Valley; these were annexed by the borough of Leicester in 1892, are not considered part of Evington. In 1935, the boundaries of Leicester, were expanded again, including nearly all of the remaining parish of Evington, except for a small part which went to Oadby.
The modern ward does include the large 1950s development based at Downing Drive and Spencefield Lane. Evington village has been a conservation area since 1989. Rowlatts Hill is a council estate established on a hillside to the north of Leicester General Hospital in 1964–67 by the City Architect Stephen George with two 22-story blocks of flats and single or two-storey houses of grey brick. A development is of red brick houses. For council housing purposes it is considered separate from Evington. Goodwood is a 1950s council estate considered together with Evington for council housing purposes, it is just under 1000 residences. Evington Village Green is a triangle of land bounded to the north by Main Street, on the Southwest by High Street and to the east by Church Street; the village war memorial is located on the northeast corner. On the west corner is a Baptist Chapel and a building called the Manse, it is open space for recreation, with a large old oak tree in the south-east corner. It features a newly refurbished children's playground, funded by the Friends of Evington Village Green.
It is the site of the Evington Village Show, held annually. Evington park is some 44 acres of public parkland, opened in 1948 the estate of Evington House, used as offices and some public amenities, it contains many mature trees, including a Mulberry dating from about the same time as the house. There are public exercise machines as well as tennis courts and cricket pitches and bowling greens. More a concrete table tennis table has been added and is situated near the tennis courts. Public toilets have been built near the courts; this was established as a public amenity in 1970 and consists of an area south of St Denys Church, bounded on the west by a golf course, with more than 500 trees planted in taxonomic groups. In the northmost area, many individual trees are planted by arrangement with the council as memorials to people who have died; this is Scheduled monument known as'Piggy's Hollow', consisting of the remains of the moats of a manor house built in the late 13th century by John de Grey.
It is on the north side of the Arboretum and adjacent to St Denys Church on the west. The Church of England church of St Denys has been the parish church for 800 years, having been dedicated on 9 October 1219 by the Bishop of Lincoln, it is a Grade II* listed building. The tower and spire are original: the South and North Aisles date from the 14th century, the Chancel from the 19th century, its rare ring of 4 bells was augmented to six following an appeal in the late 1980s. The interior includes 3 stained glass windows from 1870; this is a Baptist Chapel on the corner of High Street, by Evington Village Green. It is an 1837 Gothic style with slate roof; the Masjid Umar mosque, Evington Muslim Centre, was completed in 2000. Evington has two main shopping centres: the first based in a modern development near the old village and including the local library, the second towards the northern end of Downing Drive. Public houses include the Dove in Downing Drive; the Village Hall is a brick building on Church Lane, opposite St Denys: its foundation stone calls it King George V Hall and is dated MDCDXII.
Nearby places, Evington Valley, Thurnby, Stoughton. Evington is home to the Leicestershire Golf Club, on the south of the village, west of the arboretum; the largest employer in the area is the Leicester General hospital, located near Goodwood on Coleman Road, south of Uppingham Road. The Evington Echo is the community newspaper, it is delivered free of charge to 5,800 houses in the area. It was first published in 1981 and the current editor is Helen Pettman. Primary schools: Linden Primary School, Mayflower Primary School, Evington Valley Primary School, Whitehall Primary School, Coleman Primary School, Krishna Avanti Primary School, Leicester. Secondary schools: City of Leicester College, Madani Secondary School, St Paul's Catholic School, Judgemeadow Community College. Madani Schools Federation. Independent schools: Leicester Grammar School. Evington Hall is a Grade II listed building which in the past was a convent school part of Leicester Junior Grammar School, but is now part of a Hindu faith school which opened in September 2011.
Evington is connected to other parts of Leicester by the following bus services: Arriva Fox County services 53/53A, 56/56A Centrebus Services 10, 11, 22, 40, 54A, 81 and 747, Coac