Five Little-Known Facts About Leicestershire.

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The Leicester Chronicle explores five little-known facts about Leicestershire.


1) The first British civilians to fight in the First World War were from Leicestershire.

The first British civilians to fight in the First World War were a group of 50 men, dubbed The Famous 50. They were mostly miners, from the north west Leicestershire town of Coalville.

Sadly only 22 of the original 50 came back home.

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