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Enderby Heritage Group re-jig meetings as Leicester City Football Club celebrate with open-top bus city tour

heritage mary sloaneEnderby Heritage Group have re-jigged a planned special viewing of the excellent Mary Sloane art exhibition at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

Following on from the Leicester City Football Club’s confirmation as the Barclay’s Premier League Champions, the football club have arranged their open-top bus tour of Leicester city centre to take place on Monday 16th May, which coincides with the original planned date for a special viewing of the Mary Sloane art exhibition.

The LCFC’s bus tour is planned to commence at 6pm and finish at Victoria Park at 7pm, with the celebrations continuing through until 9pm.

The route will force road closures and its anticipated will involve thousands of people making their way to Leicester to line the route, etc.

In a statement, Elizabeth York from the Heritage Group says that they have been contacted by the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery pointing out likely difficulties in the area.

The Heritage Group congratulate Leicester City Football Club on their amazing achievement but agree with the Museum and Art Gallery and think it is prudent to rearrange the Art Gallery visit.

As a consequence, the Group have re-jigged the next couple of meetings.

To clarify…..
Monday 16th May 2016 – we will bring forward the Enderby Walk – meet as usual at 7.30pm Enderby Civic Centre Car Park

Monday 27th June 2016 – rearranged special viewing of the Mary Sloane art exhibition at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. 7.15pm – 9.15pm

The Heritage Group apologise for any inconvenience and hope everyone understand why the arrangements needed to be amended.

Enderby Heritage Group annual stroll around the village – Monday 6th July

Enderby Heritage Group pictureTo everyone interested in Enderby village, the Enderby Heritage Group’s next meeting is on Monday 6th July 2015 and is their annual walk around the village.

The group meet at Enderby Civic Centre car park for starting at 7.30pm.

The weather report is looking a bit unpredictable for the first part, so attendees are being advised to bring a ‘brolly’ to be on the safe side!

The walk is aiming to finish at the New Inn so those taking part may want to bring a few pennies for a drink (the New Inn can provide tea and coffee if anyone prefers a hot beverage).

Other meeting dates in 2015 are:-
Monday 14 Sept – Enderby Workhouse (Blaby Union)
Monday 16 Nov – Another Enderby Artist. George Morland by Barbara Rowse

Enderby Heritage Group will discuss Enderby School in the 1860s

enderby_heritage_fbFor all those interested in learning about Enderby’s heritage, Enderby Heritage Group meets this evening (Monday 16th March 2015).

Subject of the meeting is “Enderby School in the 1860s” (covering 1863-1869) and will take place at Enderby Civic Centre at 7.30pm. (Entrance on King Street).


Other meeting dates in 2015 are:-
Monday 18 May – Private James Bradshaw, an Enderby Soldier in the Crimea
Monday 6 July – outside meeting / walk
Monday 14 Sept – Enderby Workhouse (Blaby Union)
Monday 16 Nov – another Enderby Artist. George Morland by Barbara Rowse

Set up in 1999, Enderby Heritage Group consists of people with an interest in Enderby village in Leicestershire but welcome interest from anywhere in the world.

You can view the Enderby Heritage Group website here  (http://www.enderbyheritage.org.uk/)

Enderby and World War I

enderby_heritage_fbAll with an interest in ENDERBY village are welcome to the Heritage Group meeting tonight, Monday 17th Nov 2014, when the topic will be “Enderby and World War I”

Enderby Heritage Group member Elizabeth York tells us the group will meet at Enderby Civic Centre for starting at 7.30pm. (Entrance on King Street) The Group will meet in the Council Chamber for this meeting.

If anyone has any World War I photos or information they are asked to bring them to the meeting so they may be copied.



Heritage Walk

Elizabeth York organised a very enjoyable and informative walk around Enderby village for the July meeting of the Enderby Heritage Group.

The walk gave those participating an insight into how families lived in the 1800’s, how the village expanded over the years, and the local connections between the Marsden and Rawson families.

The evening  was full of extreamely interesting, and some very tragic stories.

Thanks go to Elizabeth and all members that attended.

Next meeting: 17th September – Enderby Wills (Part 2).

View Enderby Heritage Group webiste