“Canary Cottage” is named after its yellow exterior, is a tiny thatched cottage that is now dwarfed by a large grain dryer. Its can be seen from the A47
The quaint church of St. James in Drayton is the smallest church in Leicestershire.
The Leicester Mercury and Leicester CC jointly commissioned the statue after the outstanding success of the city’s sports teams in their respective 1996/97 seasons.
East Norton Tunnel sits a mile south of East Norton village, between the A47 and Hallaton village. The tunnel, originally built in 1879 is 444 yards long.
Imagine a rugby scrum involving hundreds of willing participants. Pushing, shoving, rucking, mauling, punching and kicking each other over a small keg of beer. In a field full of hedgerows, trees and barbed wire fences. The goal lines being two brooks, over a mile apart. There is one aim, to get the keg of beer over your village’s brook.
For hundreds of years, myths and legends have been attached to this once prominent feature of the Leicestershire landscape.
In an uncultivated field north of Earl Shilton, there is a very special tree. It is in fact two trees, Oak & Ash, that have bonded together, making one.
William Taylor designed & manufactured the first dimpled golf ball in Leicester. Providing the biggest technological discovery in the history of the Golf
In February 1946 a Lancaster Bomber entirely crewed by Polish airmen was hit by a lightning storm whilst on manoeuvres above Wigston.