The Heritage Trust may be a small, volunteer run charity but we are very busy preserving the heritage of Swannington for benefit of current and future generations.
All you need to know about the dates of mill openings, family heritage events, archives evenings, walks, talks or volunteer sessions can be found here.
Contact Katrina our Trust Chair and Events Coordinator via our Contact Page to find out more.
Friday 9th August – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill
Saturday 10th August – Weekend Volunteers – 10am Snibston No 3, Spring Lane
Sunday 11th August – Hough Mill Open – 2-5pm
Monday 12th August– Archives Group – Swannington Village Hall 7pm-9pm
Tuesday 13th August – Califat Excavation – 9.30am Califat Spinney, led by our partners Leicestershire Industrial History Society see LIHS Website for more information
Wednesday 14th August – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill
Friday 16th August – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill
Sunday 18th August– Hough Mill Open – 2-5pm
Wednesday 21st August – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill
Friday 23rd August – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill
Sunday 25th August – Hough Mill Open – 2- 5pm
Monday 26th August – Hough Mill Open – 2- 5pm
Wednesday 28th August – Land Management – 9am Hough Mill
Friday 30th August – Land Management and Mill Maintenance – 9am Hough Mill
Saturday 8th-Sunday 22nd September – Hello Heritage… – The festival of North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire events – see Hello Heritage Programme.
Sunday 8th September – Hello Heritage…Califat Coal Mine Excavation – From Califat Coal Mine at 2.30pm Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine. Booking not required.
Sunday 8th September – Hough Mill Open – 2- 5pm
Monday 9th September – Hello Heritage…Hidden Treasures of St Georges Hill Historical Walk – from Hough Mill at 6.30pm. Join us for a fact filled stroll around the area and find out more about a post mill with a lady miller, the secrets of St George’s graveyard, the Coleorton Railway tunnel, isolation hospital and other hidden treasures. Limited to 20 places, book via Eventbrite
Sunday 15th September – Hough Mill Open – 2- 5pm
Thursday 19th September – Hello Heritage…Historic Main Street Historical Walk – from Swannington School at 6.30pm. Find out more about the former farms, the poverty of the Tan Yard, the life of Lady Beaumont and the lost pubs. Limited to 20 places, book via Eventbrite
Saturday 21st September – Hello Heritage…Walk The Swannington Incline – from Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane at 10.30am. Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. Booking essential, limited to 20 places, book via Eventbrite
Sunday 22nd September – Hough Mill Open – 2- 5pm
Sunday 29th September – Take Teddy To The Mill – from 2pm, what will brave teddies do this year?
Thursday 10th October – Cardiff and Leicester – talk to Cosby 13th Club
Sunday 31st May 2020 – Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society History Fair at Beaumanor
Tuesday 13th October 2020 – A Coal Mining Dynasty – talk to Shepshed Historical Society
Thursday 15th October 2020 – Trouble and Strife, the challenges in getting a wife – talk to Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society, Market Harborough Branch