We are holding walks along the Coleorton Heritage Trail during the "Hello Heritage 2019" fortnight in September
These walks will be roughly along the route of the Coleorton Heritage Trail taking in more northerly parts of the parish including Lower Moor Road and Stoney Lane. The walks are free but please book.
When regular members get together the conversation often turns to what Coleorton used to be like and what we did as children - memories of houses, shops, walking through woods, fishing in streams etc.
So we all had a bright idea - lets have an Open Day when everyone in Coleorton can get together and talk about their childhood around a cup of tea and cake.
It will be on Saturday 5 October at Viscount Beaumont School between 2pm and 5 pm. We have a lot of photos from schools, churches, Sunday school outings and so on. See who you can identify in the photos. And also houses and cottages long gone.
It's not just for oldies - youngsters can contribute their stories about what it's like growing up in Coleorton today.
Put the date in your diary and bring your memories and photos to share. More >>
Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. The next meeting is on Thursday 3 October 10.30am. at 7 Springfield, Thringstone, LE67 8LT. If you're interested in local history and would like to be involved with our group please come along. This is an informal working group meeting and we'd love to welcome new people, hear their stories and together build our knowledge of Coleorton heritage. Call Sandra on 01530 440000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming.
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 email@example.com or phone Sandra Dillon (Chair) on 01530 440000
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We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.
The Coleorton Parish website has a large history section.
We publish articles in St Mary's monthly parish magazine and on the Coleorton website.