Over the last year I have been exploring footpaths around Leicestershire and trying to create some circular walks. This route is a little over 8 miles long. During this scenic route you will come across some of Leicestershire’s history. Including an abandoned medieval village and the scene of one of Leicester’s most famous unsolved murders.…… Continue reading Leicestershire Walks: 8 mile Great Glen round via Little Stretton, Kings Norton & Burton Overy.
Did you ever partake in this rite of passage for Leicester children? Sitting on and slipping off the two cannons that have stood guard around the city for the over a century. Two cannons taken as trophies at the Battle of Sevastopol now stand guard outside Leicester’s Newarke House Museum. They have pride of place at the entrance to…… Continue reading Did You Ever Sit On The Cannons Outside Leicester’s Museum When You Were Child?
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.
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
The tunnel, originally built by the Great Northern Line, is 471 metres long. The tunnel first opened in 1882 and finally closed in 1964.
Swithland Reservoir and Water Works is one of Leicestershire’s hidden Victorian Gems. The Grade II listed building and water garden is hidden on private property and is nestled between the reservoir and Swithland Quarry. It is a prime example of Victorian engineering thats has spared no cost. The pump house looks to be a stately…… Continue reading Swithland Reservoir and Water Works
Leicester had been through a very rough time during WW2 due to the German air raids.