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Evington Remembers 2015

This year as a nation we remember especially the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th anniversary of VE Day.  Everyone in our community is most welcome to attend any or all of the events listed. Saturday 7th November 6pm at St Denys Church Remembrance Muster – a special evening of readings, prayers and music built around a ... Read More »


The Evington Echo is promoting a wide-ranging, local history project named the ‘Story of Parks,’ which is in association with the Leicester City Council. The project is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project, aiming to engage local people with the history of their local green spaces. One named project is called ‘Podcasts in the Park,’ which has been researching the history of Evington Park, the Arboretum and other ... Read More »


The ‘Evington Eight’ recorded on Evington’s War memorial, had all been resident in Evington at some time and all were killed in action between May 1916 and November 1918, with an average age of 27. GEORGE FRIE BENSKIN George was born in Leicester in 1889 to a large family, His parents were Alfred Benskin and Matilda Martha (nee Frie) According ... Read More »


On the 4th and 5th July St Peter’s Parish Church, Oadby will be hosting a weekend of First World War commemorations events organised by the Oadby Remembers 1914-1918 community project. A brand new exhibition entitled “From Oadby to The Front” will be launched in the church on Saturday morning. The fifth exhibition from the research team, it will look at the ... Read More »

LEICESTER CENTURY EXHIBITION The Leicester Group of the Victorian Society is currently hosting a national Victorian Society Exhibition at the Methodist Church on Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester until the 24th June from 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday inclusive. Entry is free…there is a cafe in the building.  The exhibition is called ‘Saving a Century’ and uses splendid photographs to chart ... Read More »

James Watson, Victorian Waterworks Engineer 1844-1919

The History and Heritage Group, which meets once a month, was treated to a talk by Chris Hossack about ‘The Life and Times of a Victorian Waterworks Engineer 1844-1919’. The presentation described a talented and sought after man, James Watson, who was also Chris Hossack’s great grandfather. James Watson learnt his skill while being apprenticed to a Mr John Johnstone ... Read More »