Carol Singing

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You are welcome to join us for an afternoon of festive carol singing with our Heritage Centre volunteers. This years event will take place on Saturday 2nd December between 2pm and 3:30pm under our new pergola on Granite’s patio. Please feel free to join in. We will also be lighting… Continue reading Carol Singing

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

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We are running two festive wreath making workshops at the Heritage Centre. Choose from the morning (10am to noon) or afternoon (2pm to 4pm) session on Saturday 25th November. The workshops will take place under our new pergola on the Granite’s patio. All equipment and materials are provided to create… Continue reading Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Spooky Ghost Train

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Join us on the weekend of the 28th and 29th October for a fun and spooky train ride on our Quarry Bottom narrow gauge railway. Our volunteers have transformed the line giving it a spooky, haunted makeover. Look out for the animated witches, the giant spider, banjo playing skeleton and… Continue reading Spooky Ghost Train

Newsletter: Summer 2023

Well it has certainly been a hectic six months since the last newsletter. They do say “The best laid schemes of Mice and Men” but the last few months have definitely tested us. In spite of these setbacks virtually all the projects mentioned back in December have been delivered. So… Continue reading Newsletter: Summer 2023

GCR Trains: Feb-Mar 2023

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We are thrilled that the Great Central Railway will be running passenger trains on the Mountsorrel branch line again from the end of February! It’s two and a half years since trains last ran on the line and three and a half years since they last ran all the way… Continue reading GCR Trains: Feb-Mar 2023

Newsletter: Christmas 2022

Wishing You a Happy New Tear

May we start by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you are thinking of visiting please remember that we will be closed from Saturday 24th December to the 1st January, reopening on the 2nd. We were optimistic that relaxation of the Covid restrictions would bring… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2022

Newsletter: Chris and Tony’s epic bike ride

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This newsletter is a slight departure from the norm. I could say well done Tony and Chris for completing your challenge, but it just wouldn’t sum up what they have been through. So for a change this is our recollection of their epic journey thanks to Steve’s regular updates and… Continue reading Newsletter: Chris and Tony’s epic bike ride

Newsletter: Malcolm Law 1948 – 2022

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It’s with great sadness that we announce the death last month of one of the Heritage Centre’s longest serving volunteers and supporters Malcolm Law. Malcolm joined the project to restore the Mountsorrel branch line as fund raiser in 2010, but quickly extended his help into pretty much all areas of… Continue reading Newsletter: Malcolm Law 1948 – 2022

Dinosaur Hunt

Calling all Dinosaur Hunters! It has been a strange week at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre. The trees are rustling, the leaves have been munched and we have reports of Dinosaur sightings! We invite you to come along to our Dinosaur hunts. You are sure to have a Dino-mite… Continue reading Dinosaur Hunt

Newsletter: Summer 2022

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We hope you are well. When strolling around the trails, admiring the wildflowers and butterflies, you might almost think the world was back to normal. Well we all need a little escape at times. Of course the reality is that we are all feeling the impact of world events. Our… Continue reading Newsletter: Summer 2022