The Green Bicycle Mystery. Part One: Who Was Bella Wright?

Over 100 years ago, on a cloudy summer evening, near the quaint Leicestershire village of Little Stretton, a young woman named Bella wright was murdered. The case has been labelled “The Green Bicycle Mystery”. This case is one of the most famous unsolved murders in Leicestershire’s history. The Leicester Chronicle is going to explore the…… Continue reading The Green Bicycle Mystery. Part One: Who Was Bella Wright?

The Largest Explosion Ever On UK Soil, RAF Fauld

RAF Fauld was a military munitions storage in Staffordshire. It exploded by accident in 1944 and was the largest explosion to have ever occurred on UK soil. It is also the largest non-nuclear explosion in the world. History of the store. The RAF took over an existing alabaster mine in 1937 for use as a…… Continue reading The Largest Explosion Ever On UK Soil, RAF Fauld

Hallaton Bottle Kicking

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.