Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Archaeological History of Leicester

There was another interesting meeting recently of the Community History Network, run under the auspices of Leicester City Council.

As usual, I went to the meeting. These are held every two months at the New Walk Centre.

This time, the speaker was Chris Wardle, the City Archaeologist.

Cleverly using computer technology to superimpose maps etc on top of each other, Chris gave an overview of the history of this very ancient town from very early prehistoric times, based on archaeological evidence.

Anybody with an interest is welcome to come to the meetings, which are (apart from the Christmas meeting) entirely free. There is always a speaker. Last Christmas, I gave the talk – “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, on the background to Christmas carols.

There is also a chance for people to share details of current researches, and of forthcoming events. My own Guided Walks and Coach trips, for example, always feature in this way, as well as events organised by people like the Victorian Society and Vaughan Historical Society.

Angela Cutting, at the Reference Library in Bishop Street, will be pleased to give details of future meetings.