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ACTIVE ARTS LE8 5PR RECRUITING ARTISTS – EXHIBITION 29TH FEB AND 1ST MARCH 2020

Active Arts are looking ahead to this year’s Art Exhibition in Countesthorpe College, LE8 5 PR on Saturday and Sunday, February 29th and March 1st and we would be grateful please for some publicity please-see entry details here: Entry forms are on the Active Arts web site https://www.activearts.info/artex2019  and artists are asked to fill one in and return it by February ... Read More »

CLAUDIA WEBBE IS THE NEW MP FOR LEICESTER EAST – ELECTED 12TH DECEMBER 2019

Claudia Webbe is the new MP for Leicester East.  Here are the results: Claudia Webbe, Labour – 25,090 Bhupen Dave, Conservative – 19,071 Nitesh Dave, Liberal Democrat – 2,800 Tara Baldwin, Brexit Party – 1,243 Melanie Wakley, Green – 888 Sanjay Gogia, Independent – 329 2019 Turnout 49,421 (63.01%) She made a powerful acceptance speech.  See video. 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 »

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 »

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 »

THE HOMELESS ONE’S POEM

The Homeless One’s Poem Many local people were saddened about the recent death of Alan, (2019) who used to sit outside Ethel Road Tesco. We had all got used to him, with his friendly, polite outlook; I, amongst others, would spend quite a while having a chat with him. Soon afterwards, this poem appeared on the bollard outside the shop ... Read More »

Girlguiding around Evington – Netherhall, Thurnby Lodge and Spinney Hills area

Girlguiding have units in the Netherhall, Thurnby Lodge, Spinney Hills areas looking for new members. Rainbows are for girls aged 5-7 Brownies are for girls aged 7-10. Guides are for girls aged 10-14. Rangers is for girls aged 14-18. If your daughter is interested in joining please go to: https://go.girlguiding.org.uk/join-us/join-as-member/ and one of our leaders will get in touch. Thank ... Read More »

NEW SOLAR-POWERED DEFIBRILLATOR UNIT AT BENNION POOLS

    Leicester already have 28 defibrillators in place and now a solar powered defibrillator has been installed at Bennion Pools. The unit, at Bennion Pools nature area, in Beaumont Leys, is the first of its kind in the city and among the first to be installed across the country. Because of the need for a power supply, defibrillator units are ... Read More »

Evington’s Moated site, known as ‘Piggy’s Hollow’

ABOUT MOATED SITES Moats: What were they? Most sites referred to by archaeologists as ‘moat’ only survive as a moat or ditch surrounding an island. The ditches are relatively wide, normally between 3m and 6m.  Excavated examples show that they were usually U-shaped in cross section and about 2m deep and most once contained water.  The majority are no longer ... Read More »