20 years of Coleorton Millennium Garden

We're approaching the end of the 2019 and it's 20 years since the Millennium celebrations of the year 2000. Such big celebrations we had then - fireworks and parties. To mark the big event in Coleorton the 2000 Committee built the Millennium Garden and the Village Sign on a plot of land kindly donated by Joan Cull. The sign was designed by Coleorton resident Marian Walsh and includes the Beaumont family crest and motto.

There are 3 benches from which to enjoy the garden and have a rest when out walking (or jogging!). One is dedicated to George Neal who was Farm Bailiff for the Beaumonts at the beginning of last century.

The garden is surrounded by shrubs and in the area below the sign is planted with heathers. Under the sign is buried a "Time capsule" with memories from pupils of Viscount Beaumont School.

However, time has taken its toll, and like all gardens it requires periodic refurbishment. So this year the benches will be repaired and new brass commemorative plaques fitted and the hedges and shrubs given a good pruning. The garden area under the the sign will be completely replanted by a working party from the Heritage Group. We also hope to have an information board to tell visitors about Coleorton and its history.

We look forward to a rejuvenated Millennium Garden which will celebrate Coleorton and its heritage for many more decades.

Working Group Meeting

Our active members meet every month or so to organise activities and coordinate research. The next meeting - is on Friday 28 February 10.30am at The Rectory, Ashby Road, Coleorton. 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

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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.


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