Archives for September 2018

The World War Two Memorial at County Hall

A bronze memorial plaque at County Hall commemorates 28 members of staff who died in action during World War Two.

The plaque formerly hung in The City Rooms ( also known formerly as the Assembly or County Rooms), located on Hotel Street in Leicester, but was relocated following refurbishment of the site. The plaque was rededicated during a special commemoration service which took place on 11th November 2013 and an exhibition which marks the event can be viewed here: County Hall WW2 Memorial Exhibition



Recreation of the Famous Fifty March 28th October 2018

The Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Heritage Society are working alongside their Parish Council to organise a recreation of the march of the Famous Fifty, which will take place on Sunday 28th October 2018, from 1pm.

The Famous Fifty were the first of the August 1914 volunteers from the Coalville area who joined up and went to France to fight on the Western Front. On October 30th 1914, they marched from St John the Baptist Church in  Hugglescote to the train station in Coalville, with thousands lining the streets to wave them off.

The Heritage Society still need a few more men to represent the 50 who marched- if you can help, or for further information about the event, please contact Llynda:  07841 480691 or email: