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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 »

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 »

PEOPLE VS GOVERNMENT – CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS

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 ... Read More »