In September North West Leicestershire District Council held their annual "Hello Heritage" festival. As part of that on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September we held a mini-exhibition and open day with the title "This is Coleorton!"at The Beaumont Centre in Peggs Green.
There was a really good turnout. People from Coleorton, Peggs Green and all around came and some from further afield, revisiting their childhood haunts. We heard memories of dances held in the Beaumont Centre, and one gentleman told us he was playing in the band at the Beaumont Centre and met his future wife there! (They are still happily married!)
Displays included coal mining, spar-working, Coleorton Pottery (Lount), school photos, newspaper cuttings, "The Beaumonts at Coleorton", Coleorton Blue Plaque sites, The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group and more. We also had "Things we found in the Garden" with a number of bricks, tiles, clay pipes and a military badge. Local people brought more items during the day.
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Coleorton Heritage Group - activities & projects
Mining in Coleorton
Tracing the history of the Beaumonts at Coleorton
The team - with coffee and cakes
Shaelyn with a display of old dolls and teddies
Elaine with household items from the past