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The next meeting of the Evington Local History and Heritage Group is on Thursday 19th March at Evington Park House (LE56DE) at 7.00pm.  The speaker will be Chris Hossack and he will be talking about James Watson: The Life and Times of a Victorian Waterworks Engineer. There is parking alongside the house.  This event is free to members but costs ... Read More »

BERNARD WILKOWSKI (22nd Feb. 1921 – 23rd Jan. 2015)

Bernard will be remembered in Evington as a popular teacher and Head of Languages at Judgemeadow Community College.  He joined when the school first opened and retired in 1986. Bernard was born on the family farm in Karolewo, a hamlet in northern Poland to parents Franciszek and Monika Wilkowski.  He was the eldest of five children, with three older half ... Read More »

Evington Heritage Village

WELCOME TO EVINGTON VILLAGE The origins of the settlement at Evington can be traced back more than 1000 years to Anglo-Saxon times, when the village would have been known as Aefa’s Tun – the settlement of Aefa’s people. The village is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, where Hugh de Grentemesnil is listed as the principal landowner in Avintone; ... Read More »

Evington Village War Memorial Restoration Project 2014

                                                                The Evington Village War Memorial Restoration Project 2014 The memorial, crafted out of Portland Stone was designed by Stockdale Harrison and Sons Ltd and donation by John Edward ... Read More »


EVINGTON VILLAGE’S HERITAGE RECOGNISED In 1936 the civil parish of Evington was dissolved and most of it was absorbed into Leicester. At last  its status as a village with a distinct heritage is to be re-established. At a recent community meeting it was stated that Evington village would be officially recognized. This will be indicated by sign posting, banners displayed ... Read More »

Old map of Evington dated 1627

This map relates to land ownership in Evington in 1627. It says “The plot of evington in the countie of Leicester Belonging to the right Honble  William Earle of Devonshire Observed by William Senior anno domini 1627 Read More »

Digging Up the Past – Evington

BRONZE AGE, ROMAN AND SAXON EVINGTON Any attempt to explore the archaeology of a heavily built up area such as Evington is hazardous because we must rely on chance discoveries in gardens and on building sites rather than systematically seeking evidence on ploughed farmland.  Consequently there are bound to be gaps and distortions in our story. The ancient parish covered ... Read More »

Shady Lane POW Camp

  SHADY LANE POW CAMP At a well-attended meeting of the Evington Local History and Heritage Group, held in the Park House on October 16th, Dr Margaret Bonney of Knighton gave an informative and lively talk about the Shady Lane prisoner-of-war camp, built originally by the Americans as a camp for their troops and situated between the brook and Gartree ... Read More »