The Millennium Garden

Repairs to the Millennium Sign

Repaired Sign

Group Treasurer and carpenter Mike Cox has repaired the Sign which had broken in the crash. A new post was purchased and fashioned to replace the old one.

We are now making plans to re-erect the post and sign in the Millennium Garden.

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Local creative industry

Coleorton bauble ware

The Bauble industry is unique to this area of Leicestershire. "Bauble" was the local term for a variety of alabaster made into plates, jugs, views, egg-cups and other trinkets. Some were sold to the local monastry, some were collected by travelling salesmen (hawkers) who sold them around the country at resorts and spas such as Weston-super-Mare. The alabaster came from Derbyshire.

Terry Ward wrote about the Coleorton Bauble Shop in Moor Lane for April's article in Community Voice: Read the article >>

Working Group Meetings

Our active members usually 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 contact Sandra - details below - and I'll let you know about the next meeting. These are informal working group meetings.

In the meantime we'd love to hear your stories and together build our knowledge of Coleorton heritage. Call Sandra on 01530 440000 or email to let us know you're coming.

Change of email address

Our main email address has changed to:

Please would you update your contacts.
Thank you.

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 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.


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