Old Evington (A Guided Walk in Leicester)
"Old Evington" is a fascinating Guided Walk devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours.
These strolls are a most enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.
The starting point is the Public Library, Evington.
Evington is one of the six country villages which have now been swallowed up by the City of Leicester, the others being Belgrave, Humberstone, Knighton, Aylestone and Braunstone.
In each case it is possible to see something of the village origins.
This walk takes in plenty of interesting buildings and locations, including the mediaeval St. Denys' Church and the intriguing Evington Chapel, originally built for the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion.
Piggy's Hollow is actually a moated manorial site, and beyond the Arboretum is the site of the fishponds for the grange farm serving Leicester Abbey, while the Roman road from Leicester to Colchester passes close by.
Dates, costs and where to meet
A place on 'Old Evington' costs £3.50 per person, or £2.50 if paying in advance. The guided walk begins at Public Library, Evington, and is running on:
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If you would like to book a place on one of these dates, please telephone Colin on (0116) 2611576 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.