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Dates for your diary

Village Organisations are invited to advertise details of their events in this diary page and details of their organisation on the Village Now page. Email the information to info@swannington-heritage.co.uk

Regular Events

Tuesday Afternoons & Evenings - Art Classes, Village Hall

Wednesday Mornings - Heritage Trust Land Management Working Party

Thursday Afternoons & Evenings - Art Classes, Village Hall

Friday Mornings - Heritage Trust Mill Maintenance Working Party

Sunday Mornings - Service, St. Georges' Church

Sunday Afternoons - April to September, Hough Mill open 2-5pm

Special Events

Hough Mill Open July - 2-5pm Sundays 8th 15th 22nd 29th July

Swannington Heritage Trust Annual General Meeting - Monday 9th July 7.30pm

Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology - Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th July
Printer friendly version of events list - Leicestershire-Archaeology-Festival-2018-Programme.pdf
For latest news of events = http://leicsfieldworkers.co.uk/latest-news/festival-of-archaeology/

Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology - Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th July

Walk the Swannington Incline - Saturday 14th and Sunday 29th July 10am and 12 noon
Meet at Snibston No 3 Coal Mine,Spring Lane, Swannington, LE67 8QR
With the landowner's permission this is a rare opportunity to walk in the steps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the whole length of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. This railway was the catalyst for the expansion of the North West Leicestershire coalfield and the creation of the town of Coalville. Admire the amazing work of the navvies who moved thousands of tons of material to dig out the cutting and create the embankment at the bottom of the Incline. The return journey is up a steep hill.
FREE. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Email swanningtonwalks@gmail.com or telephone 07474 610112

Califat Coal Mine Tours - Saturday 14th and Sunday 29th July 2pm and 3pm
Meet at Califat coal mine, near Hough Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, LE67 8HX
Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine.  Explore two engine house complexes, the miners' cottages and an 18th century haystack boiler. Learn about the latest finds from the excavation team.

Hough Mill Open August - 2-5pm Sundays 5th 12th 19th 26th plus bank holiday Monday 27th August

Hello Heritage - Saturday 1st to Sunday 16th September - heritage festival promoted by North West Leicestershire District Council, see https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/hello_heritage 
 
Hough Mill Open September - 2-5pm Sundays 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th September

Walk the Swannington Incline - Sunday 2nd September 10am and 12 noon
Meet at Snibston No 3 Coal Mine,Spring Lane, Swannington, LE67 8QR
With the landowner's permission this is a rare opportunity to walk in the steps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the whole length of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. This railway was the catalyst for the expansion of the North West Leicestershire coalfield and the creation of the town of Coalville. Admire the amazing work of the navvies who moved thousands of tons of material to dig out the cutting and create the embankment at the bottom of the Incline. The return journey is up a steep hill.
FREE. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Email swanningtonwalks@gmail.com or telephone 07474 610112

Califat Coal Mine Tours - Sunday 14th and Sunday 29th July 2pm and 3pm
Meet at Califat coal mine, near Hough Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, LE67 8HX
Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine.  Explore two engine house complexes, the miners' cottages and an 18th century haystack boiler. Learn about the latest finds from the excavation team.

Take Teddy to the Mill - 2-4pm Sunday 30th September - to find out more
email events@swannington-heritage.co.uk for more details

Christmas at the Mill - 2-4pm Sunday 2nd December - to find out more
email events@swannington-heritage.co.uk for more details


Coleorton Village History

Trevor has published yet another interesting book on the history of Coleorton. This one is based on newspaper articles from 1776 to 1951 and does have some very interesting information, which is not included in the other books. The book is on sale at Coleorton Post office and is priced at £13 (it has 334 pages, so is quite big).

Trevor's other books are available and cover:

• History of Coleorton & the Locality - A Social and Historical Study around Coleorton 12th Century - c 1960

• Coleorton Pottery 1835-1938

• Methodism & Social History of Coleorton
& the Locality
Coleorton History

 

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