Blue Plaque for Richards' Bakery and Shop

Richards' Bakery and Shop

The Brooklands in School Lane, Peggs Green, used to be a bakery and shop run by the Richards family. It was a popular store and the bread was generally considered the best for miles around. James Richards might have been amused and proud to see his bakery celebrated with a "Blue Plaque". Now it is a family home - the blue house in School Lane. Read more >>

Hello Heritage Walks in September

We are holding walks along the Coleorton Heritage Trail during the "Hello Heritage 2019" fortnight in September

  • Sunday 15 September 2.00pm
  • Thursday 19 September 10.30am

Further details and to book >>

Working Group meeting

Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. The next meeting is on Friday 23 August 10.30am. at The Laurels, 153 the Moor, Coleorton. 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 to let us know 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 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.


We publish articles in St Mary's monthly parish magazine and on the Coleorton website.