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Hello Heritage!  Save the dates: 1-16 September, 2018

We are announcing the return of Hello Heritage. After launching a successful Hello Heritage pilot in 2017, we are very pleased to launch the dates for the festival to take place again in 2018. 

We will be updating about participating venues soon. Watch this space! 

Why Hello Heritage?

Last year was the first ever Hello Heritage fortnight to be organised by North West Leicestershire District Council. We hope that people discovered and enjoyed the fantastic heritage venues across the district. 

In 2018 we are looking forward to growth of the original pilot, and see many more venues, one off events, walks, talks, and the development of some innovative new partnerships. 

Who took part in 2017?

Organised by North West Leicestershire District Council, Hello Heritage aimed to showcase the history of the area by giving free – and sometimes exclusive – access to heritage locations. 

Participants ranged from more well-known venues like Ashby Castle and Moira Furnace to hidden gems like Thringstone House, Coalville's Century Theatre, or the New Lount Colliery Heritage Trail.

What was said about Hello Heritage in 2017?

Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity to enjoy some of the real treasures of North West Leicestershire, and experience them in new and exciting ways. 

“We’ve been thrilled with the sheer number of venues that have signed up to take part, and hope families take the chance to explore and enjoy. 

“North West Leicestershire has a very proud history and culture – and we have hidden heritage on our doorstep. Hello Heritage fortnight is a real celebration of this.”

Thringstone houseNita Pearson, one of the organisors at Thringstone House, said: “Thringstone House was a farmhouse for generations and was bought by the philanthropist and social reformer Charles Booth in 1901 and extended.  It was then gifted to the village of Thringstone and surrounding villages in 1911 as the first ever community centre in England.

We are very pleased to welcome visitors to the centre for Hello Heritage to see a display on the life and works of Charles Booth, and also show people what our centre can offer.” 


You can read more about last year's festival here:

Debut Hello Heritage fortnight receives positive reception.  

You can also view for 200 years of Coalvile's history, by clicking on the Coalville heritage timeline.    

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