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.
Mike Cox, Mick Specht, Chas Dillon and David Merriman erected the repaired Sign this evening (23 April). Thanks guys!
Since then the shot-blasted and re-painted wrought iron brackets have been replaced. The two brass plaques will be put back on the cairn later this week.
No problem with mud during this last month! The dry weather has made all the ground rock-hard and we're considering getting out the hose to water the veg in the garden. But years ago mud was a major issue and barrier to travelling around the village and doing trade with surrounding towns. Roads and highways were subject to various acts of parliament and commercial pressures in an attempt to keep them in good repair. No railways back then either. (Oh dear, we haven't got any trains servicing Coleorton today!)
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 email@example.com to let us know you're coming.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sandra Dillon (Chair) on 01530 440000
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We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.
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.