Newsletter: May 2021

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It’s some time since our last newsletter so we have a LOT of catching up to do. The extended national lock-down made us think carefully about when and how we should open. We have delayed our opening slightly as it would have been uneconomic to open in April with no… Continue reading Newsletter: May 2021

Merry Christmas from MARCH

Wishing You a Happy New Tear

Firstly we wish you all a merry and safe Christmas and New Year. 2020 has been a very challenging year for many organisations and the Heritage Centre has been no exception. We’ve been forced to close for half of 2020, which has not only been disappointing for visitors, our volunteers… Continue reading Merry Christmas from MARCH

Newsletter: Break-in at the Heritage Centre

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Can you imagine our distress and disappointment when we arrived on Thursday 10th September to discover that the Stonemason’s huts had been broken into? The padlocks had been ripped off the doors and a crow-bar used to break through the roller shutter doors behind. Two of the huts are used… Continue reading Newsletter: Break-in at the Heritage Centre

Stephenson Lift Bridge

Leicester City Council, Leicestershire Industrial History Society and the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre are extremely excited to announce a new project to restore Victorian engineer Robert Stephenson’s historic Leicester Lift Bridge! In 1830 George Stephenson won the contract to build the Leicester & Swannington Railway, which was built… Continue reading Stephenson Lift Bridge

Newsletter: July 2020

We hope you are keeping well during these unusual times. Is it really five months since the last newsletter? Although the site has been locked-down and eerily quiet at times, we have not been idle. Some of our volunteers have taken their “exercise” maintaining the nature trails and tending the… Continue reading Newsletter: July 2020

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is awarded to The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours! Since 2007 hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers from the surrounding communities… Continue reading Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Our 4th Anniversary

It’s 4 years ago today since the Heritage Centre opened! Back then we opened with only the Heritage Centre, Granite’s, the Nunckley Trail and the Mountsorrel Railway. Since then we’ve added a second nature trail, a den building area, garden railway, Granite’s Shack, crazy golf, Quarry Heritage Building, Mountsorrel Railway… Continue reading Our 4th Anniversary

Newsletter: February 2020

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Christmas Memory Tree Thanks to all of you who supported our Christmas Memory Tree. We raised £740 which was split equally between our current appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support. The tree looked amazing with hundreds of memories tied to it! Garden Railway and Crazy Golf Weather permitting our Garden Railway… Continue reading Newsletter: February 2020

Newsletter: Christmas 2019

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So what does Christmas mean to you? For us it is the chance to take a well earned rest and take stock of what we have achieved during the year. We never cease to be amazed by the work our volunteers continue to provide year in, year out come rain… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2019