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EVINGTON GIRL ACHIEVES A PRODIGIOUS TEACHING AWARD

PEARSON TEACHING AWARDS 2015  Abigail Goddard grew up in Evington, attending Whitehall Primary School and the City of Leicester School before going to Swansea University. Now Abigail Deeks, she is an Assistant Principal at West Lakes Academy, Egrement, Cumbria. Last year the English Department, of which she was previously head, were nominated, for ‘School Team of the Year’ at the ... Read More »

EVINGTON ACTOR LEANNE MITCHELL STARS AT CURVE THEATRE

    LEANNE MITCHELL Evington actor Leanne Mitchell has recently starred as the Duchess of York in the superb production of Shakespeare’s RICHARD III at Curve theatre. Curve used the political landscape of contemporary Russia as a backdrop for this production.   Leanne, Director of Drama at Catmose College explains her motivation “I am a drama teacher and often audition ... Read More »

Evington Resident Appointed President of the Leicestershire Law Society

Evington resident, Ms Mehmuda Duke, Medical Negligence Lawyer and Managing Director at Moosa Duke Solicitors was recently appointed President of the Leicestershire Law Society. Ms Duke is the first Asian woman to be considered for the position, and only the seventh female to be in office in its 155-year history. The voluntary position is filled by invitation and Ms Duke ... Read More »

Lucy’s House in Evington

LUCY’S OPEN HOUSE Everyone enjoyed their visit to Lucy’s house, at 59 Church Road, Evington where the coffee morning and sale, held on 25th July, was to raise funds for St. Denys Church. In about 2011, Lucy bought the 18th Century white cottage, which had been a part of the Stoughton estate. The cottage had been two little cottages that ... Read More »

CHELSEA MCKAY – A NATIONAL SWIMMER FROM EVINGTON

Chelsea McKay is a local girl doing good, and a rising star on the national swimming scene. Chelsea started her love of swimming with lessons at Evington Leisure Centre; completing all levels by the time she was just 8. Things became serious when Chelsea joined the Leicester Neptunes swimming club, which led to her being asked to swim for the ... 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 »

TEAM VIA AGRA

TEAM VIA AGRA The Judgemeadow College six of 2007, Rikesh Mistry, Akshay Patel, Ricky Hall, Krishan Panhania, Sufiyal Patel and Abu Rashid are planning to do a Rickshaw Run travelling 3,500 kilometres across India in two weeks to raise money for the British Red Cross and Cool Earth. The six friends were all brought up in Evington and regularly meet ... Read More »

CHRISTINE STEVENS’ SOLO ARTIST SHOWCASE EXHIBITION

Christine is a talented artist living in Evington.  Her exhibition of paintings is on display at the Little Gallery in the mezzanine area of The Little Theatre, Dover Street, Leicester LE1 6PW Sunday 15 Feb to Saturday 7th March 2015 The theatre is not open all the time but it is open for people to view the paintings from 6pm-7pm ... Read More »

RIAZ RAVAT – INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ST PHILIP’S CENTRE

Riaz Ravat has lived most of his life in Evington. He is married and has one daughter. Although his work comes above his hobbies he places amongst his interests ‘Keep Fit’ and Football and he will freely admit to supporting Liverpool Football Club. He is Interim Director at St Philip’s and from his busy office he leads a team that ... 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 »