We're holding a Quiz Night on Wednesday 10 April 7.00pm at The Kings Arms, Coleorton. Teams of up to 4 people; questions will include Coleorton heritage, wider history and general knowledge.
The evening will include a pub meal with cost of £8 per person.
The Methodist Church in Lower Moor Road, opposite the Post office, closed in July 2011 and the congregation have dispersed to other local churches to worship - Worthington, Thringstone, Coalville. We were recently contacted by the pastor of a church near Stuttgart, Germany, to say they have just installed a new organ in their church and discovered it came from Coleorton. He'd like to get in touch with Coleorton congregation.
If you used to worship at the Coleorton Methodist Church please get in touch so we can send joint good wishes from you all. It's great to know that the beautiful organ has found a good home where it will be cherished for many years.
Rev Jacky Goaten, from Worthington, tells me there are several ex-Coleorton members in her congregation and is coordinating a response to Germany. Contact her on 01530 412298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. The next meeting is on Monday 1 April 10.00am at Froggarts Cottage, School Lane, Peggs Green. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.