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Newsletter: January 2022 - A very happy New Year to you all and we hope that you had a really good Christmas! We’ve already swung back into action after the Christmas break. The site reopened on January 3rd and has been very busy indeed. Various projects around the site have already seen action from… Continue reading Newsletter: January 2022
Memorial Garden Banner Newsletter: Christmas 2021 - We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Covid-free New Year. 2021 was another challenging year for many organisations and the Heritage Centre has been no exception. We were forced to close for a significant part of the year, which has not only been disappointing for visitors, our volunteers and… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2021
Garden banner Newsletter: May 2021 - 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
Wishing You a Happy New Tear Merry Christmas from MARCH - 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
Stonemasons Huts Newsletter: Break-in at the Heritage Centre - 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