Remembrance

The poppies on the lamposts around the parish are there to remind us that Monday 11 November is Remembrance Day when we think about all the servicemen and women who gave their lives or were injured in fighting wars on our behalf.

On Sunday 10 November there will be a Remembrance Day Service at Viscount Beaumont School 10.00am followed by Service at the War Memorial at 10.55am and a reading of the names of the fallen. A member of the Parish Council will lay a wreath on behalf of Coleorton residents.

The War memorial is located at the junction of Ashby Road and Farm Town (just up from the school). It was originally erected in September 1922 in front of Coleorton Alms Houses at the junction of the Loughborough Road (A512) and the Rempstone Road. During the 1970s the memorial was hit by a lorry and suffered significant damage. It was taken away to be repaired and was relocated some 3 years later in its current position on the Ashby Road.

"Coleorton WW1 Roll of Honour" compiled by Terry Ward of the Heritage Group was published in St Mary's Parish Magazine in December 2018. It is a listing of soldiers from the Coleorton area who served in WW1. These include names not on the Coleorton War memorial for various reasons and also names of those who served and survived. Read more >>

More about Coleorton War Memorial >>


2020 Calendar

Our A4 wall calendar for 2020 with 12 colour photos of Coleorton places is now available. Calendars cost £8 each.

Calendar sales raise a little bit of money to help with our various research activities and publications. Look out for the 2020 calendar on sale at local events or email Sandra at heritagegroup@coleorton.org.uk.

More about the calendar and the places in the photos here >>


Working Group meeting

Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. The next meeting is on Thursday 28 November 10.30am at 93 Church Lane, Ravenstone. 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 heritagegroup@coleorton.org.uk 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 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.
 
 

Articles

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