Childhood in Coleorton Open Day

Saturday afternoon 5 October at Viscount Beaumont School


When regular Heritage Group members get together the conversation often turns to what Coleorton used to be like and what we did as children - memories of houses, shops, walking through woods, fishing in streams etc.

So we all had a bright idea - lets have an Open Day when everyone in Coleorton can get together and talk about their childhood around a cup of tea and cake.

It will be on Saturday 5 October at Viscount Beaumont School between 2pm and 5 pm. We have a lot of photos from schools, churches, Sunday school outings and so on. See who you can identify in the photos. And also houses and cottages long gone.

It's not just for oldies - youngsters can contribute their stories about what it's like growing up in Coleorton today.

Put the date in your diary and bring your memories and photos to share.

A4 flyer (pdf) >>

Group members write about growing up in Coleorton

Some of the articles we write for St Mary's magazine feature stories about childhood and families:

and you can find out more about Coleorton families on our Families section >>


  • Coleorton History Walks
  • We have a stand at Snibston Open Day, part of the Hello Heritage Festival, on Sunday 8 September at 12.00 noon – 5.00 pm in the Century Theatre Education Room, Coalville. There will be guided tours of the colliery buildings and tours of the Century Theatre. Free.

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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.

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.