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EVINGTON LIBRARY – WHAT IS THE FUTURE?

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The consultation about Transforming Neighbourhood Services is now happening for the East and Central areas of the Leicester City.  It has a deadline of 19th February 2017.  Forms are available at Council sites and on line at www.leicester.gov.uk/tns Friends of Evington trustees think: The Library building should be retained for the Heritage Village of Evington. There could be an improved ... Read More »

The Green Bicycle Murder Mystery – New evidence

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On 5th July, 1919, Bella Wright was found dead beside her bicycle and a police officer noticed a bullet wound in her head.  Bella had been last seen in the company of a man riding a green bicycle who then disappeared.  In 1920 the case was reopened when a green bicycle was fished out of the River Soar.  What followed ... Read More »

LEICESTER – CITY SERIES OF LECTURES

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‘City Series’ is a new public lecture series in Leicester focussing on a wide range of urban topics, such as architecture, planning, history and geography. It is being organised by Leicester City Council in collaboration with De Montfort University, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. The inaugural talk on Thursday 26th January will be delivered by Sir Peter Soulsby and will ... Read More »

Transforming Neighbourhood Services – East of the City of Leicester. Includes Evington.

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TRANSFORMING NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES IN THE EAST OF THE CITY – 2017 Transforming Neighbourhood Services is about changes to libraries, community services, youth centres, housing offices and local customer service points.  The council want to work with the local communities to make these services fit for the future.  Changes to government funding mean that the Council cannot run the services as ... Read More »

ST CHAD’S, EVINGTON, LEICESTER, THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS 1922 – 1972

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FIFTY YEARS AT ST. CHAD’S On a fine and lovely afternoon, 21st May 1922 (Rogation Sunday), clergy and robed choirs from neighbouring Anglican Churches met together on the land adjoining a tiny, recently erected church to announce to the people living round about that at 8. 0’clock the following day, Monday, 22nd May 1922, the new church would be dedicated, ... Read More »

EVINGTON HERITAGE OPEN DAY – 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016

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Evington Heritage Open Day - 10th September 2016. An annual event organised by Friends of Evington and Evington History and Heritage group. Guided walks starting at 11am and 2.30pm from Evington House LE5 6DE. Light refreshments available all day at Evington House and St. Denys Church. An annual opportunity to learn about the History of Evington and enjoy a guided tour. Read More »

EVINGTON VILLAGE – HERITAGE OPEN DAY – 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016

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FRIENDS OF EVINGTON AND EVINGTON HISTORY AND HERITAGE GROUP HERITAGE OPEN DAY SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016 TOUR OF EVINGTON (A Heritage Village) Walking tours start at 11am and 2.30pm from Evington House LE5 6DE Tours last about 1hour 30 mins. with stops (Visiting Evington House and Park, Main Street, Evington Chapel, The War Memorial, St. Denys Church and Piggy’s Hollow) ... Read More »

DISPLAY BOARDS GO UP IN EVINGTON VILLAGE

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      For more information about this project and a summary of Evington’s history go to visitleicester.info./evington.   Evington is one of five other historic villages in Leicester to be highlighted for their unique identity.  The other villages are Aylestone, Belgrave, Braunstone, Humberstone and Knighton.   Read More »

BANNERS GO UP IN EVINGTON VILLAGE

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visitleicester.info/evington These banners were put up in Evington for 4th March 2016 as part of a Leicester City Council scheme to highlight 6 ‘villages’ in Leicester and their unique identity.  The other ‘villages’ are Aylestone, Belgrave, Braunstone, Humberstone and Knighton. The City Council website at visitleicester.info/evington describes some things to see and do in Evington. Read More »