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 related green spaces in Evington, exploring archival sources and undertaking a set of oral interviews of local residents about their memories. The research will be then gathered up and recorded into a published podcast available for download online. Local people of Evington and the surrounding areas will then get a more comprehensive account of how the Park is viewed by those who use it and to find any interesting stories worth mentioning.
For more information please visit the website www.storyofleicester.info/storyofparks