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Author Archives: Helen Pettman

BELLA WRIGHT REMEMBERED – 100 YEARS ON

BELLA WRIGHT REMEMBERED – CENTENARY   Friday July 5thmarked the Centenary of the much remembered death of Bella Wright of Stoughton known as the Green Bicycle Case. Bella, the twenty one year old eldest child of seven of a farm labourer living in a then tiny cottage in Stoughton left home one late afternoon in July 1919 by bicycle to ... Read More »

HSBC UK LET’S RIDE LEICESTER – SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST

https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/leicester HSBC UK LET’S RIDE LEICESTER – SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST BACK FOR 2019! We’re closing the roads to traffic in Leicester on Sunday 25 August and hosting a free cycling festival for everyone. There’s lots to do – from fun activities and challenges for the whole family to music, local street food and live stunt shows. Plus a few surprises ... Read More »

WHAT MIGHT EXIST BELOW THE PLATFORM AT PIGGY’S HOLLOW?

  PIGGY’S HOLLOW (The name of the Moated site in Evington’s Arboretum)   The monthly History and Heritage group that meet in the Parish Centre, welcomed Jo Instone-Brewer, an undergraduate at Leicester University studying Archaeology, to their April meeting.  Jo’s talk was titled, “What might exist below the platform of Piggy’s Hollow?” Jo gave some historical facts and speculated on ... Read More »

PEOPLE VS GOVERNMENT CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS

Evington residents were amongst thousands of climate change protesters who recently brought London to a standstill. Thousands of supporters of the international, apolitical network ‘Extinction Rebellion’ swamped the capital’s streets, campaigning against the lack of government action on climate change, forcing the Government to pay attention to the environmental crisis and finally act to stem the threat of mass extinctions ... Read More »

OSY’S SPECIAL 70TH BIRTHDAY – JULY 2019

For my special 60th birthday I did a charity cycle event.  I cycled from London to Southend and yes, it was actually 60 miles.  I dressed in fancy dress and had over 3,000 people wishing me ‘Happy Birthday’ along the way. This July 2019, for my 70th birthday I will be doing ‘The Three Peaks’.  That is climbing up Ben ... Read More »

24th LEICESTER (ST. PHILIP’S AIR SCOUT GROUP) PREPARE TO MOVE – JULY 2019

24THLEICESTER (ST.PHILIP’S AIR SCOUT GROUP) PREPARE TO MOVE   The 24thLeicester Air Scouts will be moving from their present venue to St. Philip’s Church on Evington Road.  They will move after their present lease expires on 9thSeptember.   The scout group have been meeting at their base on Evington Drive for 53 years.  All the scouts would like to thank ... Read More »

PROTECTING OUR PARK FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION

Protecting our Park from Plastic Pollution Many of us watched with horror Sir David Attenborough’s TV series, Blue Planet, which raised awareness about the damaging effects of plastics on our oceans. At the local level, we must stop the dumping of plastics around us as it is harmful for the environment and the living creatures that inhabit it. We have ... Read More »

STOUGHTON GRANGE AND LAND FORMERLY OWNED BY THE POWYS KECK FAMILY

STOUGHTON GRANGE AND LAND FORMERLY OWNED BY THE POWYS KECK FAMILY Until it was put up for sale in 1913, most of Evington village belonged to the Powys Keck family who lived in the big house called Stoughton Grange, which was on land Evington people called Stoughton Farm Park or ‘The Farm Park’.   Stoughton Grange remained unsold and was ... Read More »

THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT BY BOBBY

THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT BY BOBBY   When Onkar takes me in the car I have to travel in the foot well.  It is boring to say the very least.  I should qualify for a seat like all the other passengers.  It’s not fair that I am always dumped in the foot well like a piece of rag.  I deserve more ... Read More »