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354 men from the Coalville urban district gave their lives in the First World War. In 1918 the urban district comprised Bardon Hill, Coalville, Donington le Heath, Ellistown, Hugglescote and Whitwick.

2018 marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. In that year the District Council delivered the Memorial Clock Tower Project with the assistance of local partners and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the War Memorials Trust. We wish to thank our consultants, Heritage First Ltd, for their invaluable assistance. Here is what we delivered:

  • We delivered the restoration of the grade II listed clock tower;
  • We delivered a site hoarding exploring the history of Memorial Square in partnership with Coalville Heritage Society;
  • We delivered a learning activity in partnership with Belvoirdale School and the Coalville Heritage Society;
  • We delivered a brochure and touring exhibition exploring how the war was commemorated across the urban district;
  • We delivered a free talk in partnership with Friends of Thringstone and Swannington Heritage Trust;
  • We delivered work experience opportunities in partnership with Stephenson College and North Warwickshire & Hinckley College.
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