Happy 2019!

It's always a good time to make plans for the coming year - but also to take time to consider what we achieved in the last 12 months.

The Group was pretty active during 2018:

  • We created a logo which encompasses some of the important features of Coleorton - St Mary's Church, mining and lovely countryside and nature reserves.
  • We set up our own website. Before, we had camped out on the Coleorton Parish website - where there is a whole lot of local history and heritage information. Our own website enables us to highlight our particular research interests and activities.
  • We've started sending bi-monthly email newsletters to "Friends" of Coleorton Heritage to keep people up-to-date with what we're doing. If you'd like to receive these please sign up here >>
  • Terry Ward designed a Coleorton History Walk which we held twice during September as part of North West Leicestershire's "Hello Heritage" project. They were very popular and we will be holding another during the Spring. Read more about the walks >>
  • Members of the Group regularly write articles about their particular interest and research into Coleorton history and we regularly contribute to St Mary's Church magazine which is published monthly (available from Coleorton Post Office). Read some of them here >>
  • And last, but not least, we launched the Coleorton Blue Plaque scheme to celebrate some of our more interesting buildings and sites. Read about them here >>. We will be posting more Blue Plaques during 2019.

Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. We welcome new members. If you are interested in local family or industrial history and heritage please join us. our next meeting is on Thursday 10 January 10.00am at The Rectory. Call Sandra on 01530 440000 or email heritagegroup@coleorton.org.uk to let us kow you're coming.

The Coleorton Heritage Group

The Coleorton 2000 Committee was initiated in 1998 to devise a way of commemorating the new millennium. We developed the Millennium Garden in a plot of land kindly donated by Joan Cull, erected a commemorative sign and organised various associated celebrations and events.

More recently the group has been concerned with researching, recording and making publicly available local heritage, social, industrial and family history. We also support various restoration projects, for example the Bakehouse. So the name was changed to "The Coleorton Heritage Group".

Further information from heritagegroup@coleorton.org.uk or phone Sandra Dillon (Chair) on 01530 440000

We send out a newsletter every month or so with news about our activities and events. If you would like to receive our newsletter please subscribe >>.

Blue Plaques

We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.

Coleorton history links

The Coleorton Parish website has a large history section.

Calendar - now £5

Coleorton 2019 Calendar available with current and past pictures of local places.