Did You Ever Sit On The Cannons Outside Leicester’s Museum When You Were Child?

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?

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.

Swithland Reservoir and Water Works

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