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Welcome to our diary pages where you will find all you need to know about the dates of mill openings, family heritage events, archives evenings, walks, talks or volunteer sessions.

If you need any further details please contact Katrina our Trust Chair and Events Coordinator via our Contact Page  to find out more.

 

 

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March 2020

Archive Group – Scanning, cataloguing and indexing historical documents and photographs fortnightly at The Village Hall – operating from home as a virtual team

 

Land Management – Maintaining 14 acres of woodland and acid grass heathland that were formerly coal mining and railway sites. This  includes the Gorse Field and Califat Spinney, some sessions are at the Swannington Incline – all activities halted

 

Excavation of the Califat Coal Mine buildings and miners’ cottages – led by our partners Leicestershire Industrial History Society – all activities halted

 

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April 2020

Hough Mill will not open during April due to coronavirus

 

Easter at the Mill.  Cancelled

 

Archive Group – Scanning, cataloguing and indexing historical documents and photographs fortnightly at The Village Hall – operating from home as a virtual team

 

Land Management – Maintaining 14 acres of woodland and acid grass heathland that were formerly coal mining and railway sites. This  includes the Gorse Field and Califat Spinney, some sessions are at the Swannington Incline – all activities halted

 

Excavation of the Califat Coal Mine buildings and miners’ cottages – led by our partners Leicestershire Industrial History Society – all activities halted

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2020 Events

Just a few of our forthcoming events…

Friday 8th May – VE Day Celebrations, Hough Mill.  Village picnic at Hough Mill.  Cancelled

Sunday 17th May – A walk around Swannington from 2pm.

Sunday 24th May – As part of the National Forest Walking Festival.  Two Historical Railways. Starts at 2pm.

Sunday 5th July – Annual Strawberry Fayre at the Village Hall. Cream Teas served inside and outside.  Stalls, children’s activities, entertainment, and a whole lot more!

Tuesday 21st July – Festival of Archaeology family/Lego afternoon event.  Evening Group visit to Hough Mill and Mining Tour.

Tuesday 11th August – Swannington Incline railway tour – Shepshed Historical Society

Tuesday 15th September – A Coal Mining Dynasty – Talk to Markfield Historical Society

Sunday 27th September – Take Teddy to the Mill and last of our Sunday opening for 2020.

Thursday 15th October – Trouble and Strife, the challenges in getting a wife – Talk to Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society, Market Harborough Branch.

Tuesday 20th October – Industrial Development of Swannington – Talk to Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society, Loughborough Group.

Sunday 6th December – Christmas at the Mill.

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2021 Events

Heritage groups often plan their programme a long way ahead, so here are our 2021 bookings:

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – Talk to Great Glen U3A, subject to be selected, 10.30am.

Tuesday 12th January 2021 – A Coal Mining Dynasty – Talk to Shepshed Historical Society, 7.30pm.

Wednesday 17th February 2021 – Leicestershire Industrialists, their non industrial legacy – Talk to Anstey Local History Society 7pm