These are informal get-togethers to identify places and faces in old photos. No need to book, just come along with your photos if you'd like help identifying people or places in them.
December is a busy month for most of us, so our next Sleuthing get-together will be in January. Details here soon.
We will have a display in the "Villages" room of Ashby Museum from 4 January - 31 March 2024 entitled "Coleorton Past - a Village History"
Opening times on Ashby Museum website >>
During the North West Leicestershire "Hello Heritage" fortnight on Saturday 9th September Coleorton Heritage Group held a mini-exhibition / open day at the Beaumont Centre on the topic of "How Coleorton people made their living".
County Studios at Outwoods Lane
We held a Table-top sale in the garden of the New Inn 12 noon - 3.00pm. Books, Jams, Chutneys, Bric-a-brac, Crafts & more to some funds to support our Coleorton Heritage work.
Saturday 8th October 2022 6.30pm at Viscount Beaumont's School, Coleorton
Presented by Coleorton Heritage Group. We talked about some of the monuments and memorials that have been erected in our village and consider why, what message they were intended to convey and how we see them now.
Our "Homes and buildings of Coleorton" exhibition last Saturday was a great success with a lot of enthusiastic input from local people poring over maps and also bringing information about their own houses. Shaelyn's House History project is starting off well.
The Heritage Goup and St Mary's parish congregation collaborated on two days of exhibitions and tours around the church building.
Each year North West Leicestershire sponsor Hello Heritage fortnight and work with local groups to bring heritage to villages and towns in North West Leicestershire. They provide information boards, designed by the local groups, to display around their locality. This year Coleorton heritage displayed 5 information boards. See them here >>
Thursday 15 and Sunday 18 September starting and finishing at Peggs Green Recreation Ground opposite The New Inn on Zion Hill. More >>.
Coleorton has more footpaths than any other parish in Leicestershire. We regularly organise guided walks around some of the historically interesting parts of Coleorton. Details on our History Walks page.
If you want to discover at your own pace you can follow the Coleorton Heritage Trail. Details and map also on the Walks page.
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We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.
We have brought together some sources of information about social, family and economic history of Coleorton.
We publish articles in local press inc. Community Voice, St Mary's Church monthly email magazine and on the Coleorton website.