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Thank you to the Heritage Lottery Fund!

Charnwood Roots is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Many thanks to all of the National Lottery players who made this project possible.

Transport to the Heritage Festival

If you are coming to the Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival on Sunday 21st May, you may be interested to know that there will be a free vintage shuttle bus operating between Beaumanor Hall, Markfield and Quorn. Pubic transport to many … Continue reading

Heritage Festival Talks

If you are coming to the Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival at Beaumanor Hall on Sunday 21st May, you may wish to attend one of the expert talks that will be happening throughout the day. The talks are free but you must … Continue reading

Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival

Join us for the Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival on Sunday 21st May, 10am – 4pm. To celebrate the history of Charnwood Forest and Loughborough, we will be staging a free heritage event at Beaumanor Hall on Sunday 21st May, 10am … Continue reading

Loughborough Family History Society Meetings

The Loughborough Group of the Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society have sent us their programme of talks for this year. The group meets at All Saint’s Church, Thorpe Acre Road, Loughborough, LE11 4LF. Talks start at 7.30pm and all are … Continue reading

Impact Evaluation and Future Development Plan

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to conduct a) an impact evaluation and b) a future development plan for Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust’s Charnwood Roots project. The resulting reports will form part of Leicestershire Victoria County … Continue reading

Nichols for sale

Volunteer, Diane Denton, has three volumes of The history and antiquities of the county of Leicester by John Nichols to sell: Vol 1 Part 1 – Leicester (£60) Vol 3 Part 1 – East Goscote Hundred (£75) (copy previously owned … Continue reading

Get Involved

There are lots of opportunities to get involved either on a one-off or on a regular basis. If you’d like to meet like-minded people who care as much as you do about Charnwood’s heritage or just fancy learning something new … Continue reading

Researching wartime farming

“This young farmer seems to work hard and is somewhat queer-tempered but the land he is farming at present is enough ‘to give anyone the pip’. He pays 25/- per acre for land from the Groby Granite Co. and they … Continue reading

New faces at Charnwood Roots

A very warm welcome to Dr Joseph Harley who will be joining the Charnwood Roots team for three months to assist Dr Susan Kilby and the archival research volunteers with their social history research. Joe has recently completed a thesis … Continue reading