WHAT DID THE ROMANS DO FOR US?
Saturdays and Mondays throughout July: 10am – 3.30pm
Hinckley & District Museum, Thatched Cottages, 30 Lower Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1QU
Exhibition until the end of October which features locally found artefacts and the Nuneaton Coin Hoard.
Admission £2 adults and £1 children. See www.hinckleydistrictmuseum.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW HALLATON CASTLE, NEW HALLATON TREASURE AND BOTTLE-KICKING EXHIBITIONS
Saturday 30th April to Sunday 2nd October: Weekends & Bank Holidays: 2.30pm – 5pm
Saturday 16th July to Sunday 31st July: Extended opening times (see website for details)
Hallaton Museum, the Tin Tab, Churchgate, Hallaton, LE16 8TY
FREE. For more info visit www.hallaton-museum.co.uk/festivalofarchaeology
Hallaton Castle has been described as “the finest Motte and Bailey Castle” in Leicestershire. This new exhibition is based on the research of Mathew Morris, Leicester University Archaeological Services. It takes the visitor back to the time when the castle dominated the Old Leicester Road (now the Goadby Road) and can be combined with a short walk to a viewpoint of the castle.
The Hallaton Treasure is one of Leicestershire’s great archaeological finds and threw new light on the pre-Roman history of Britain. Thousands of coins and many metal objects (including a Roman helmet), and slaughtered pigs were buried around an open air shrine around the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain. The new exhibition explores the issues around this important find, particularly the research into the Hallaton Helmet.
Finally, Bottle-kicking takes place every Easter Monday in Hallaton. This sporting event is like a game of rugby played between Hallaton and the nearby village of Medbourne without a pitch, without rules and with a barrel of beer instead of a ball. The exhibition tells the history of the event and even includes a surprising link to St Morrell.
AT RISK WAR MEMORIALS PROJECT
Saturday 23rd July: 11am – 4pm
The Chancel, All Saints Church, Highcross Street, Leicester, LE1 4PH
Visit the Project which has saved and taken into care over 45 local war memorials from closed churches, chapels, clubs and factories. Most have dramatic stories of near loss. They are part of our heritage. Displayed on purpose built frames with accompanying story boards. View and honour them and take the opportunity to visit this splendid old church.