Knipton War Memorial Knipton War Memorial Listed
Published on: 24 June 2015

The war memorial in Knipton in the parish of Belvoir in Melton has been listed, at Grade II. The memorial takes the form of a cross and was set up…

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Bottesford WW1 Heritage Weeknd – 18th & 19th April!
Published on: 13 April 2015

The Bottesford WW1 Centenary Project has a couple of upcoming events. Further information is available from

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Military History Events at Snibston
Published on: 29 January 2015

Don’t miss out on some fantastic WW1 and WW2 and related events at Snibston. These include: Battledress Exhibition – continuing until 31st March WW2 Evacuee Train Experience – Thursday 12th…

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Ellistown Unveils New Memorial Ellistown Unveils New War Memorial
Published on: 16 December 2014

On 30th Novemeber, Lady Gretton, Major Bream, and Rev Olwen Woolcock helped to officially open the new War Memorial at Ellistown funded through Sence Valley Environment Improvement Fund. Mr Harding,…

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Image of Soldiers The 1914 Christmas Truce – a talk on 14th December
Published on: 8 December 2014

The 1914 Christmas truce Sunday 14 December, 2pm Newarke Houses Museum Talk by Dr. John Sutton The unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914, is justly famous. British and German soldiers disobeyed…

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Pack up Your Troubles a Roaring Success
Published on: 29 November 2014

The Lord Lieutenant’s charity concert held at the Curve on 2nd October was a sell-out and roaring success. The event was presented by Applause in conjunction with Curve and BBC…

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Oadby Church Lit Up Red Oadby Church Lights Up in Red
Published on: 12 November 2014

These photos, courtesy of Anne Bond, are of St Peter’s Church, Oadby. The Oadby WW1 Commemoration Group organised its participation in the ‘Light up your Building in red’ campaign for…

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Blackfordby new war memorial Blackfordby Unveils New War Memorial
Published on: 27 October 2014

Earlier today, a new WW1 and WW2 memorial was unveiled in the village of Blackfordby, near Ashby in Northwest Leicestershire. It is located near to the ancient village spring, and…

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University of Leicester Logo University of Leicester to display knitted poppies on Remembrance Sunday
Published on: 7 October 2014

  Issued by University of Leicester Press Office Issue date: 7 October 2014   University of Leicester to display knitted poppies on Remembrance Sunday  Public invited to craft poppies in…

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Whitwick WW1 Event Crowd Photo Whitwick Remembers
Published on: 7 October 2014

Whitwick Parish Council has kindly supplied the following information on its event of 3rd August to launch the Centenary period. WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY REMEMBERED Whitwick residents young and old…

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