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Granite’s Staff Vacancy: August 2018Granites banner picture We have a vacancy (3 to 5 days per week) for an enthusiastic, personable and well presented person to join the Granite’s team! Continue reading Granite’s Staff Vacancy: August 2018
Newsletter: June 2018Butterfly In this month's newsletter:-
  • Train Weekend 21st & 22nd July
  • Brake Van
  • Nunckley’s Nature News
Continue reading Newsletter: June 2018
Discovery Centre: July 2018Banner Discovery Centre in-situ Discovery Project: Lottery Funding Application Sadly our application for £800,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our Discovery Project has been unsuccessful. Recent changes at HLF have seen a significant reduction in the maximum amount they award to projects, and there has been a shift in emphasis towards… Continue reading Discovery Centre: July 2018
Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018DMU at Nunckley Hill Once again the Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line. Their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be running a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn. It is over a year since trains last ran onto the GCR main line so make a note in your diary. Continue reading Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018
Volunteering Opportunities: July 2018volunteer needed banner The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre has developed over the past 10 years due to the hard work and dedication from our volunteers. In order for our site to achieve its full potential we need more help! Volunteering here at the Heritage Centre as part of our fabulous team allows the opportunity to get involved in many of our great projects. Continue reading Volunteering Opportunities: July 2018
Big Butterfly Count 2018Butterfly Do you have an interest in nature and a love of butterflies? Then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count! All you have to do is record the type and number of butterflies you see in fifteen minutes. Our Nunckley Trail, and wild-flower areas are ideal locations to… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2018
Leicestershire Festival of ArchaeologyBanner Image 8(a) As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Festival of Archaeology why not join Robert for a guided tour looking at the history and archaeology of Nunckley Hill Quarry, the restored Mountsorrel Railway (the Swithland branch line), the remains of the 19th century building known as “Dobb Hall”, and the 1888… Continue reading Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology