Childhood in Coleorton Open Day

display of dolls and toys

Display of toys, dolls and hobbies from our childhood.

Our Open Day at Viscount Beaumont School on Saturday 5 October saw a good crowd. The toy display was particularly popular with dolls and teddy-bears of various vintages, hobbies, games and a good collection of star-wars toys. The household and kitchen display was intriguing and gave a glimpse into the pre-electronic / robotic age of cooking, laundry and housework.

The many school photos were studied to find friends and family. We had photos from Viscount Beaumont School and Griffydam History Group brought along photos of the Peggs Green and Griffydam schools which many children from Coleorton attended.

As we had hoped, the exhibits got people talking about their childhood and several people brough old photos of their childhood and families for which we thank them. We will scan them and add them to our photo archives and some will be included on this website in due course.


2020 Calendar

Our A4 wall calendar for 2020 with 12 colour photos of Coleorton places is now available. Calendars cost £8 each.

Calendar sales raise a little bit of money to help with our various research activities and publications. Look out for the 2020 calendar on sale at local events or email Sandra at

More about the calendar and the places in the photos here >>

Working Group meeting

Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. The next meeting is on Thursday 28 November 10.30am at 93 Church Lane, Ravenstone. 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 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 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.

Coleorton history links

The Coleorton Parish website has a large history section.


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