Five Little-Known Facts About Leicestershire.

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4) The popular saying “Painting the Town Red” originates from Leicester.

This popular saying comes from the activities of Henry De La Poer Beresford, Third Marquess of Waterford. The toff, in town for the hunting, thought it would be a hoot to steal a load of red paint from the Melton turnpike and coat half the town. And then fight with a few coppers.

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