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In 1981 Parish Councillor, Denis Baker, asked the Parish Council what they were going to do to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. Their response was to thank him for offering to put a group of people together to plan an event. Little did they realise that Denis with his incredible energy would lead the group into organising a week long Swannington Festival in 1982.

Swannington Festival 1982

In 1981 Parish Councillor, Denis Baker, asked the Parish Council what they were going to do to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Robert Stephenson’s 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. Their response was to thank him for offering to put a group of people together to plan an event. Little did they realise that Denis with his incredible energy would lead the group into organising a week long Swannington Festival in 1982.

Read about the 1982 Swannington Festival

Swannington Heritage Trust

The Swannington Festival was so successful that the organisers were encouraged to establish a formal heritage organisation and acquire heritage sites within the village. It took a lot of preparation, but in 1984 Swannington Heritage Trust came into being.