Publications

We regularly contribute articles about Coleorton history and heritage to St Mary's Parish News which is normally printed each month. However, while the printers weren't at work and the usual delivery people stuck at home St Mary's parish news has gone on-line. We are still contributing and you can read our articles here >>

One of our members Terry Ward has written a piece for Community Voice which is a free magazine distributed around Coleorton and neighbouring villages. His first article describes a tragic event towards the end of the war when two spitfires collided over Lount. Read it here >>

Having read this article two Coleorton residents have got in touch with further information and memories. We'll be publishing updates in due course.


Blue Plaque update

The plaque by Fishpond Bridge had started to look a bit drunk! the problem was that the ground was very rocky there and the post would not stay firm. We didn't want to screw it to the stonework of the bridge (it's Grade II listed) but Mike Cox thought up a clever scheme to attach the plaque to the bridge without screws or damage. Hopefully it will stay put for a long while.

Two other plaques have been erected - Rosine on The Moor and the former Queens Head Inn on Moor lane. Take a look when you are out and about. Links to more information about all Coleorton Blue Plaque sites >>


Working Group Meetings

Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. Meetings have been put on hold for the while but will resume as soon as we are able. If you're interested in local history and would like to be involved with our group please come along. This is an informal working group meeting and we'd love to welcome new people, hear their stories and together build our knowledge of Coleorton heritage. Call Sandra on 01530 440000 or email heritagegroup@coleorton.org.uk to let us know you're coming.

The Coleorton Heritage Group

The Coleorton 2000 Committee was initiated in 1998 to devise a way of commemorating the new millennium. We developed the Millennium Garden in a plot of land kindly donated by Joan Cull, erected a commemorative sign and organised various associated celebrations and events.

More recently the group has been concerned with researching, recording and making publicly available local heritage, social, industrial and family history. We also support various restoration projects, for example the Bakehouse. So the name was changed to "The Coleorton Heritage Group".

Further information from heritagegroup@coleorton.org.uk or phone Sandra Dillon (Chair) on 01530 440000

We send out a newsletter every month or so with news about our activities and events. If you would like to receive our newsletter please subscribe >>.

Blue Plaques

We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.

Research Resources

We have brought together some sources of information about social, family and economic history of Coleorton.

Articles

We publish articles in St Mary's monthly parish magazine, Community Voice and on the Coleorton website.