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BANNERS GO UP IN EVINGTON VILLAGE

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 »

Evington History and Heritage group

This monthly meeting at Evington Park House (LE5 6DE) is a party.  It includes the Story of Parks Project with Sue Bishop and Mark Baggott.  Bring food to share. 7.00pm to 9.00pm.  Use the car park by the side of the house.  The entrance is along Cordery Road. Read More »

Evington History and Heritage Group

This monthly meeting at Evington Park House (LE5 6DE) welcomes Neil Finn on Vernacular Building Traditions in Leicestershire. 7.00pm to 9.00pm.  Use the car park by the side of the house.  The entrance is along Cordery Road.   Read More »

Glenfield Tunnel – Evington Echo

  After years of remaining hidden and derelict, the Glenfield Tunnel has been opened for tours as part of Leicestershire Heritage Open Days. It is an important part of British history and a jewel that highlights the pioneering development that took place during a century fuelled with progression and growth. When completed in 1832, the mile long tunnel was the ... Read More »

STORY OF PARKS

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 »

SOLDIERS ON EVINGTON’S WAR MEMORIAL WHO DIED IN WW1

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 »

BARBED WIRE FOR KISSES COMES TO EVINGTON

On the evening of Friday 20th March, The City of Leicester College provided an apt and intimate setting for a performance of Barbed Wire for Kisses (A Village at War). Barbed Wire for Kisses is a compelling performance of story and song, delightfully combined to convey an empathetic and moving insight into the First World War. The experiences felt on ... Read More »

2ND WORLD WAR BOMBER CRASH, ST. DENYS ROAD, EVINGTON – 10th APRIL 1941

10th APRIL 1941 I was seven years old when I witnessed a Hanley Page Hampden bomber crashing into a field bordering St. Denys Road, Evington. This is my recollection of the incident of 73 years ago, although it may differ slightly from that of some of my contemporaries, wherever they may be. Happily, my recollection has largely been confirmed by ... Read More »