Families

Isolation, lock-down and social-distancing have really highlighted how much we rely on our families - not just for hugs and smiles, but to help us get through our complicated and sometimes frustrating lives. Thankfully, today we have all the wonders of modern technology to help us keep in touch with extended and geographically spread families so at least we know how they are getting on and can provide some loving words and smiles across the ether.

Coleorton Heritage Group are collecting stories of families who have lived and worked in Coleorton over the years. You can see the beginnings of our collection on our Coleorton Families page >>

One of the interesting things from the stories we have is how people travelled about to seek work, leaving their birthplace and families to look for a better life.

The "Lockdown" is having a big effect on everyone especially our youngsters who are missing their friends and teachers at school. Some of them have written about their thoughts and experiences for St Mary's parish magazine. This is being sent out by email because printers are closed. Read the April, May and June editions >> and sign up to receive future editions by email.

 


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 and on the Coleorton website.