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Evington Echo’s first edition

The first edition of the Evington Echo was published in June 1981 and this edition remarkably set the organisation and tone for all future editions.  Things have changed with new technologies, but what hasn’t changed is that it is run voluntarily by the people of Evington for the people of Evington.  1981 June Angela Stevenson (nee Plowman) was a founding member ... Read More »

WW2 The Japanese Conflict – Stories collected in Evington, Leicester.

WW2 – The Japanese Conflict During the summer months of 1945 life for me in India, was neither dull, nor comfortable.  I was a 19 year old Lance-Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment, seconded to a Beach Landing Group, attached to the 25th Indian Infantry Division – a mix of Indian and British regiments. The war in Europe was over.  The Japanese were ... Read More »

In the trenches in WW1 – War stories collected in Evington, Leicester

LIEUTENANT C. D. STEWART ROBINSON John Robinson wrote:   “Here are the first hand notes of my father’s time in the trenches in WW1.  My father never spoke of his experiences and I only realised what he had been through when my uncle sent these notes to me after his death. I was particularly moved by reading that he had broken ... Read More »


THE FIRST GAS ATTACK Poison gas was probably the most feared weapon in WW1.  An attack could leave a victim in agony for days and weeks before dying.  Poison gas (chlorine) was used for the first time at the  Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. Chris Hossack’s father,  Anthony R. Hossack, was there in the Queen Victoria Rifles.  He wrote: ... Read More »


THE GREEN BICYCLE MYSTERY A well-attended meeting of Evington’s History and Heritage Group crowded into Evington House on Thu 20 Nov to investigate our very own real-life local Murder Mystery. Expert on this matter , Martin Sharp gave an entertaining talk on the notorious Green Bicycle Case , which arose from the discovery of a young woman cyclist’s body on ... Read More »

Evington’s VAD Hospital

                                EVINGTON’S V.A.D HOSPITAL (VOLUNTARY AIDED DETACHMENT) The building now known as Evington Park House was called Knighton V.A.D. Hospital or VAD Leicester 4 during WW1. V.A.D. hospitals were set up through the Joint War Committee comprising the British Red Cross and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem who had pooled their resources under the Red ... Read More »