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Events for 01 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

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Story in the Mead

  • Date: 02 September 2017
  • Location: Argents Mead bandstand
  • Time: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Cost: Free

A series of summer reading sessions from May to September, aimed at children and families, to be held in Argents Mead.

Last updated: 02/02/2017 10:42

The Path to Bosworth Guided Walk

  • Date: 02 September 2017
  • Location: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
  • Time: 9:30 - 16:30
  • Cost: Booking essential

Experienced walkers with a penchant for history can join expert guides and enjoy Bosworth Battlefield’s extended 7.5 mile (12 km) walk.

This is a fantastic opportunity to admire the landscape surrounding the location of the Wars of the Roses on an expert guided tour. 

No dogs. Please provide your own lunch and refreshments. For experienced walkers over 12 years only.

Adults £17; Concessions £12.

Booking essential – book online or call 01455 290429. For further details and more events taking place at Bosworth Battlefield (bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events)

Heritage Open Day

  • Date: 08 September 2017 - 10 September 2017
  • Every day
  • Location: Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, LE10 1QU
  • Cost: Free

The annual Heritage Open Day scheme aims to open up access and insight to buildings not generally seen by the general public.

Hansom Cab Returns to Hinckley on Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10.00am

As part of the National Heritage Open Days celebration Hinckley will see the return of a working Hansom cab to the streets of the town. The Hansom cab will take the mayor and other dignitaries around the town during the day in this historic event.

Visit St. Mary’s Church Clock Room on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017

St. Mary's Church will open up the clock room to showcase the restored carillon on the Friday and Saturday of the Heritage weekend. For those that cannot make all the steps up to the clock room, there will be several cameras positioned to do a live feed into the church, enabling visitors to watch on the large screens for the day. Each trip to the clock room can only accommodate eight people at a time so a booking system will be in place. More details will be available on the day. Refreshments will be available from the church coffee bar.

The Atkins Heritage Tour on Saturday 9 September starting at 10.30am

This free heritage event begins at Hinckley & District Museum in Lower Bond Street with a guided tour around the 17th century framework knitters' cottages with museum curator Phillip Lindley highlighting the connection between the cottages and the Atkins family.

The tour then moves to the Atkins Building, former hosiery factory built by the Atkins family. Business Centre Principal Officer Rebecca Wilbur will be guiding visitors around what is reputed to have been one of the world’s largest hosiery factories and focusing on the family's industrial past.

The final part of the tour will take place in the Great Meeting Chapel with Hugh Beavin who will explore the reasons why the Atkins family chose the chapel as their place of worship.

Refreshments are available on the day. The Atkins Building offers full wheelchair access and there is partial wheelchair access available at the other two sites. To book a place contact 01455 247070 or email: info@atkinsbuilding.co.uk.

In conjunction with the event, a history display and information stand will be mounted in Hinckley Market place, hosted by Hinckley District Past & Present, with pictures and information about the activities and places open as well as details about the Hanson cab that will join us on the day. Local historian Greg Drozdz will be leading a walk on Hinckley’s literary heritage.

The celebration also coincides with the 50th anniversary of conservation areas and a special display will be held in the Market Place.

Further opportunities to explore and learn more about historic buildings and sites in the area over the weekend of the 8, 9 and 10 September.

Hinckley & District Museum will be free to visitors on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September from 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10 September from 2pm to 5pm. Visitors to the thatched timber frame cottages dating from the 1680s can see exhibits on local history including the framework knitters' room with 1740 stocking frame, and displays including Three Brewers (Bass, Butler, Worthington).

The Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel on Baines Lane, Hinckley will also be open for visitors on Saturday 9 September from 10am to 4pm. The chapel dates from 1722 and its gallery is still mostly in original condition with an organ that dates from 1890, the "Parliament Clock" from 1740 and a pulpit that pre-dates the building.

Hinckley Masonic Hall, St. Mary’s Road, Hinckley will be open on Saturday 9 September from 10am to 3pm. Visitors will be able to see the inside of the Masonic Lodge rooms and learn about the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry and the history of the Hinckley Lodges.

St Peter’s Church, Thornton will be open on Saturday 9 September from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 10 September from 1pm to 5pm.  This Grade I listed medieval church overlooking a peaceful reservoir has fine woodwork, stained glass, an ancient clock, a Tudor font and linen fold pews.

Hinckley Literary walk on Saturday 9 September at 2.30pm

Local Historian Greg Drozdz will be leading a walk around Hinckley to identify the town’s many interesting sites and characters involved with literature.

Last updated: ‎22‎/‎08‎/‎2017‎ ‎14‎:‎51‎

Heritage open days

  • Date: 09 September 2017
  • Location: Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, LE10 1QU
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Cost: Free

This FREE guided tour takes you round Hinckley & District Museum, The Atkins Building and The Great Meeting Chapel.

This September sees the chance to explore three heritage open grade listed buildings in the historic heart of Hinckley all connected by the notable Atkins family.
The Atkins Heritage Tour takes place on Saturday 9 September starting at Hinckley & District Museum. This free heritage event begins with a guided tour around the 17th century framework knitter’s cottages with Phillip Lindley highlighting the connection between the cottages and the Atkins family. The tour then moves to the Atkins Building, former hosiery factory built by the Atkins family. Business Centre Principal Officer Rebecca Wilbur will be guiding visitors around what is reputed to have been one of the world’s largest hosiery factories and focusing on the family's industrial past. The final part of the tour will take place in the Great Meeting Chapel to explore the reasons why the Atkins family chose the chapel as their place of worship.

Visit The Atkins Building website for further information.


 

Les Routiers de Rouen: Soldier’s Camp

  • Date: 09 September 2017 - 10 September 2017
  • Every day
  • Location: Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:30
  • Cost: This activity is included in the cost of your admission to the award-winning exhibition

This event invites you to step back in time and see what life was like in the soldier's camp during the medieval era.

15th century Yorkist soldiers and their followers are brought to life in an authentically dressed period camp by Les Routiers de Rouen. This is an excellent opportunity to see what the soldiers would wear to battle and what weapons were fought with. The whole family is welcome to come along to experience all the sights, sounds and smells of the medieval army camp.

 The cost of this event is included in the admission fee to the Bosworth Battlefield exhibition (admission fee lasts for a year):
• Adult: £8.95
• Concession (senior, student, disabled/special needs): £8
• Children: £5.75
• Family of one adult and up to three children: £21
• Family of two adults and up to three children: £28
• Child under three years: free
• Accompanied carer: free

For further details and more events taking place at Bosworth Battlefield (bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events)

Les Routiers de Rouen are also on site on the following dates
Soldier’s Camp: 23rd and 24th September

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