Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

An Evening on the History Panel

I had an unusual evening recently, sitting on a history panel.

It was a meeting of a Leicester group who have discussions on matters to do with the arts generally, and took place at the LCB Building.

This meeting was about the nature of history, and how much we can rely on the accepted versions of history.

I was one of two people on the panel, the other being the manager of the Leicestershire Museum Service, based at Holly Hayes at Birstall.

It was agreed that there are clues in unexplained places, such as the names of towns and streets, and I pointed out that the deeds of less famous people are sometimes added to the legends of the more celebrated.

It was a fascinating evening.