The History of Leicester’s Statues: John Henry Manners

Ever wondered what is the history is behind Leicester’s statues? Who are these people that are sculpted in bronze to be ever immortalised by generations to come? Our first part in this series of posts is the 5th Duke of Rutland, John Henry Manners. The Statue can be found at Leicester Market. Location. Leicester’s first-ever…… Continue reading The History of Leicester’s Statues: John Henry Manners

Bilstone Gibbet

In Leicestershire, along a minor road to the village of Bilstone. A little unknown piece of local history has stood for over 200 years. A Gibbet. Used only once for a rare, tragic murder in the village. Location Located along Gibbet Lane, just outside Bilstone Village. It is standing by the side of a little lay-by. It can be…… Continue reading Bilstone Gibbet

RAF Lancaster Bomber Crashes In Thurnby Lodge

Something very interesting, but also very sad happened in April 1945 on the outskirts of Leicester. A RAF Bomber (RAF Lancaster ND647) crashed and exploded in a field that would one day be one of Leicester’s suburbs, Thurnby Lodge. Lancaster Bomber training.The bomber aeroplane crashed whilst the crew was training on Sunday 8th April 1945. The Aircraft took…… Continue reading RAF Lancaster Bomber Crashes In Thurnby Lodge