The chimney in Belgrave, Leicester
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Historic chimney demolished in Belgrave, Leicester

A chimney which was part of a former factory has been demolished to make way for 70 new homes in Leicester.

The landmark was part of the British United Shoe Machinery factory, which at one time was one of Leicester's biggest employers.

Properties in Belgrave were evacuated while the 114ft (35m) tall chimney was brought down.

  • 21 Jan 2012