Hello Heritage – Heritage On Your Doorstep
North West Leicestershire District Council’s Hello Heritage festival, NWLDC have generously financed the production of information boards for towns and villages. These enable people to find out more about the history that is “on their doorstep”.
The 2023 Hello Heritage boards focus on the north of the village – Loughborough Road, Califat Spinney and St Georges Hill and will be on display until the 17th September 2023.
If you have photographs, memories and other material that you can share with the Trust, please contact us via the History and Archives option on the Contact page.
Loughborough Road – East Of Peggs Green Roundabout
Although Loughborough Road has a Coleorton postal address, it is very much in Swannington with the parish boundary running behind the back gardens of the houses on the north side of the road. There are four boards:
Anchor Inn – Anchor Lane – corner of Anchor Lane and Loughborough Road. More information on Anchor Inn
St Georges Church – Built for the people of Swannington and Thringstone – north side of Loughborough Road opposite the church yard. When the church was built in 1825 Peggs Green was part of Thringstone parish. More information on St George’s Church
Kirbys Post Mill – Swannington Common – on the railings near the Peggs Green roundabout. The post mill was operated by Thomas and Mahala Kirby until they died in 1891. More information on Mill Family – Kirby
Mees Blacksmiths Forge – Swannington Common – near the roundabout. More information on Loughborough Road
Loughborough Road – West Of Peggs Green Roundabout
There are two boards:
Olga Terrace – Loughborough Road – More information of former residents and the mysterious Olga on Loughborough Road
At the moment there is a single board at the Califat Spinney car park on the Southwell Walker Drive access track to Hough Mill.
The Coal Connected Empire Of Swannington, Linby And South East England – More information Gray Family
St Georges Hill
There are three boards that have been reused from previous years:
Coleorton and Swannington’s Montana Trailblazer! – Berkin Family – More information on Berkin family
Swannington To The Core – Barkby Family – More information on Barkby family
Corner Jeffcoats Lane and Main Street
One reused board
From Limby Hall To Hough Hill And Beyond – Hall Family – More information on Hall family
Help Preserve Swannington’s Heritage For Future Generations
There are so many ways that everyone can contribute to this unique heritage. You could help Swannington Heritage Trust by:
- Sharing photographs of Swannington’s heritage.
- Writing down your memories of Swannington 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years ago.
- Scanning the deeds of your house and supplying a digital copy.
- Transcribing old documents.
- Researching, painting or drawing Swannington’s history – see our missing images page.
- Joining one of the Trust’s volunteer teams (mill, land, events, archive).
- Becoming a Trust member and thus providing financial support.
Contact Swannington Heritage Trust and play your part in preserving village heritage for future generations.