Friday 27 August 2010
Stairlifts in Leicester including all Leicestershire, with Loughborough, Hinckley, Leicester itself, Coalville and Melton Mowbray too!
Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Leicester or Leicestershire.
And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today by going direct to our Leicester stairlifts surveyor on 0116 202 9866.
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If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on. Leicestershire is an inland county bordered by 7 other East and West Midlands counties. First mentioned in the Domesday book the county takes its name from Leicester the county town. Leicester is the site of an ancient roman fortified town and relics of roman baths and walkways have been found beneath it. In the industrial revolution its factories were skilled in engineering, producing shoes and also hosiery. The towns industries have always been boosted by immigration to work in it's businesses and the city has the largest Caribbean Carnival outside London and also the largest Diwali celebration outside India. Also known for it's University where Sir Richard Attenbourough, the famous wildlife film-maker, grew up. Called the sport capital of the UK it has Championship side Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Club - and of course Leicestershire County Cricket team. Stoke on Trent (the home HQ of Castle Comfort Stairlifts) and Leicester have a lot in common. Their soccer teams, Stoke City and Leicester City have enjoyed the services of two of the greatest goalkeepers the world has ever known - Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton. See our stairlift cartoon with Peter Shilton here getting his own back on Diego Maradona for that infamous 'hand of God' goal. And believe it or not, Keith the founder of Castle Stairlifts uses the services of his friend 'Diegito' when visiting Argentina. See here an Englishman and an Argentine with the Falklands and football very much forgotten! Leicester was also the home of the person responsible for setting up this now national stairlifts company. Robin Linnell of Acorn Stairlifts, many years ago, persuaded the Castle Comfort homecare products specialists to get serious about expansion. Robin's efforts and help, despite poor health, ensured that the Stoke based firm would go from stength to strength. Robin has now sadly left us, but in accordance with his beliefs - is still here - with other absent friends. His succesor, Richard Roemer of Acorn was challenged to be a satisfactory 'half as good at his job as Robin' but has in fact exceeded well beyond that. Richard, also of Leicester, is a staunch follower of Leicester City and is often seen at the "Walkers Stadium" when not working.
Loughborough is known for it's university that is well ranked in the UK and was actually voted University of the Year 2008/9 by the Sunday Times. David Neilson, Coronation Street actor is from here. Just like our own Stairlift Stephen he is a keen charity runner who I once saw take part in a race at Stoke-on-Trent's Trentham Gardens, where the HQ of Castle Comfort Stairlifts makes its home. It is also the site of the world's largest bell foundry having been responsible for making both the bells for St.Pauls Cathedral and also York Minster. Ding dong!
Hinckley is located in the south west of Leicestershire and like Leicester is famous for it's engineering and hosiery manufacturing. It has the headquarters of Triumph, the classic motorbike firm ridden by many celebrities including Tom Cruise and George Clooney. Concerning hosiery, in its heyday it was estimated there were upto 6000 people making stockings in the town!
Melton Mowbray if not famous throughout the world is certainly known in England for it's pork pies. Its pies are now protected by an EEC ruling like that applied to Champagne in France. If it is not produced in the area you cannot put Melton Mowbray on it or call it by that name. It is also known for the Stilton cheese produced here and the town calls itself the "Rural Capital of Food." Market Harborough is known for being the birthplace of Thomas Cook the founder of the package tour company. In fact the world's first package tour which he organised was to the sunny climate of Loughborough previously mentioned above!
If you need assistance to travel about and want some help getting up and down the stairs safely and want a trustworthy company to help you then please contact Keith or Ann free on 0800 007 6959. Castle Comfort Stairlifts 'making it easy to stay independent.' Here, as with all our regional Stairlift Blogs, we have the main towns in the county of Leicestershire, along with a selection of notable residents – past and present. It’s always remarkable how many people do not know who comes from their own town. Ashby – Paul Taylor, England cricketer. Coalville – Paul Adcock, footballer. Earl Shilton – Samuel Marvin, wrestler. Hinkley – Joseph Hansom, designer of the Hansom Cab. Hoby – Jenny Pitman, horse trainer and author. Ibstock – William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and advisor to Charles I. Leicester - Gary Lineker, footballer and commentator. Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist. Loughborough – David Neilson, Coronation Street actor. Lady Jane Grey, the “Nine Day Queen” of England. Lutterworth – Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine. Market Bosworth – Thomas Hooker, founder of Connecticut. Cliff Price, founder of Southampton F.C. Market Harborough – Thomas Cook, founder of the travel agency the Thomas Cook Group. Melton Mowbray – Graham Chapman, comedian. Syston – Dave Bartram, singer from Showaddywaddy. Wigston Magna – St Wistan, King of Merci