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DEMOLITION OF THE GARDEN STREET ISLAND, LEICESTER

DEMOLITION OF THE GARDEN STREET ISLAND, LEICESTER Your help is need to stop the demolition of the ‘Garden Street Island.’ This site includes shops and some of the last remaining slums in Leicester. A developer has applied to demolish 122-130 Belgrave Gate and 1 Garden Street. The Council has to reach a decision about this application by 17th February, otherwise ... Read More »

VICTORIAN OAK TO BE AXED IN EVINGTON PARK

After standing in a premier position since Victorian times the magnificent oak tree on the lawn in front of Evington House is to be felled. A recent Leicester City Council survey of the trees in the Park has reported that some of the established trees have disease and internal rot and can no longer be saved. The Victorian Oak has ... Read More »

De Montfort Hall celebrates the life of Norman Wisdom

Today (4th Feb. 2015) would be the 100th birthday of actor, comedian and singer-songwriter, Sir Norman Wisdom. From today, 4th Feb. until 22nd Feb.,  De Montfort Hall, Leicester are hosting a free exhibition called ‘A lifetime in Showbusiness – A Tribute to Sir Norman Wisdom‘.  The exhibition is curated by his son, Nick Wisdom, and includes materials from Sir Norman’s ... 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

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 »

TREES IN EVINGTON PARK

TREES IN EVINGTON PARK   Following an extensive Tree Survey on Evington Park urgent work on some of the trees has been identified and undertaken.   Unfortunately some of the large established trees have disease and internal rot and can no longer be saved. These trees had been monitored for some considerable time and worked carried out on them over ... 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 »

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 »

St Denys Church

Next to the Shady Lane Arboretum and Piggy’s Hollow, St Denys Church has been at the heart of Evington life for nearly 800 years, as a people and place of prayer.  We are the Church of England Parish Church for the Evington and Goodwood area and host a range of Christian services and events to which all are welcome.  You ... Read More »