This is Oadby now and the "thing" is where the Chestnut tree used to be. The building in the background was where I lived from 1953 to 1966. The right hand side was "Ye Original Pharmacy" with the shop behind the cyclist, the "Big Room" (for best) through the Arched window, and my bedroom in the middle.
Richard outside the shop
Bachu Bai - a Fijian who served his last year with dad in the shop.
Now very posh and called Oadby House