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Author Archives: Helen Pettman

A TALK ABOUT ‘URBAN BUZZ’ IN LEICESTER BY MICK EATON 27.08.19

A TALK ABOUT ‘URBAN BUZZ’ IN LEICESTER BY MICK EATON   (This talk on 27thAugust 2019 at the Wycliffe United Reformed Church was by Mick Eaton, Horticultural Adviser to Leicester City Council.   It was hosted by Graceworks and organised by Friends of Evington Park.)   Last year Nick Packham from BUGLIFE visited Leicester with an agenda for growing plants that ... Read More »

PIGGY’S HOLLOW – WHAT’S IT FOR?

PIGGY’S HOLLOW – WHAT WAS IT FOR?   In the shadow of St. Denys’ Church lies Piggy’s Hollow, an unassuming mound with a moat north west of the Shady Lane Arboretum.  This site is generally accepted as the location of Evington Manor, a substantial 13thcentury building with stone foundations and slate roof, built by the noble French aristocratic family the ... Read More »

PIGGY’S HOLLOW – GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY – MAY 2019 BY JO INSTONE-BREWER

PIGGY’S HOLLOW – GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY – MAY 2019 BY JO INSTONE-BREWER Geophysical surveys allow archaeologists to look into the ground at natural and manufactured features without excavating.  Excavation is a destructive process, so many different types of research are conducted before a single spade touches the soil.  On top this generates good practice.  Some sites are protected from unnecessary surveying ... Read More »

PIGGY’S HOLLOW – SOME SPECULATION ABOUT WHAT THE SITE MAY HAVE BEEN

  Scheduled monument. Entrance free. List entry no 1010686 First listed Oct. 81   MEDIEVAL MANORIAL COMPLEX – GRID REFERENCE 5K626027   Access:  From Footpath from Church to School Lane or from Arboretum   Owner: Leicester City Council   The largest manor in Evington was owned by the Grey family of Codnore, Derbyshire from the early 13thCentury to the late 15thCentury and ... Read More »

LOROS RESEARCH – EXPERIENCES OF CARERS OF BAME PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED OF ADVANCED ILLNESS WITHIN LAST 3-12 MONTHS

Matilda Hanjari, who works for LOROS,  IS employed by LOROS to  work on NIHR funded qualitative project titled: ‘Thinking Ahead about Medical Treatments in Advanced Illness’: A qualitative study of barriers and enablers in end-of-life care planning with patients and families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.   As part of this study they will be recruiting bereaved ... Read More »

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 »