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 quaint church of St. James in Drayton is the smallest church in Leicestershire.
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
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.
How long does it take to walk down Every Street in Leicester?