by Pam Fisher of Leicester University, and tells a story of Castle Donington with which we are not familiar
The new 2017 Historic Castle Donington Calendars have arrived today. Will be in the shops this week. All proceeds to Castle Donington Museum Trust. Limited stock £10 each
An exhibition of local artist will be held at
The Stone House Museum, Apiary Gate
15th/16th & 22nd/23rd OCTOBER 2016
Saturdays 9.30a.m. – 12.00 noon
Sundays 2.OO – 4.30 pm
If you would like to exhibit in the exhibition please click download below complete the entry form.
Open Gardens is Sunday 24th July 2pm to 6pm.
Entry is £2.00 . Programmes available from the Museum and open gardens on the day. Refreshments and plants available at some gardens.
Anyone in Castle Donington who would like to open their garden in aid of the museum please contact the Museum.
They are £6 each and can be purchased from Castle Donington Parish Council Office on Hillside Castle Donington (just down the hill from The Potters Pub). All profits to the Museum Trust
HISTORIC DONINGTON CALENDARS ON SALE NOW
Available from Tylers, Viva, Cross Keys Pub, Parish Council Office
£10 each all profits to Castle Donington Museum.
Act fast only 100 printed.
The new 2016 Historic Castle Donington Calendar will be on sale within the week. This years calendar theme is people of Donington.
On sale for £10.00
This Linen Tea Towel will be on sale for £5.00
A guided walk around the historic part of CD, Wednesday 12th August, Meet in the Market Place 10.30 am. Takes about 2 hours. Numbers limited to 20. £3 per person.
The 2015 exhibition is about to open.
The 2015 Museum Calendar is now available. All new photographs of Historic Castle Donington, Hemington and Lockington. Only 100 printed so act fast. Available from Tylers, Viva, The Cross Keys, and The Parish Council Office
A new book published 2014 In memory of the fallen in the Great War. The book contains information about the fallen from Belton, Castle Donington, Diseworth, Hemington cum Lockington, Kegworth, Long Whatton, Osgathorpe, and Worthington.
Launch of new 'Discover 14-18' website and 'CWGC Archives Online'
This week - commencing 7 July - the CWGC will launch an exciting range of new digital services on this website. These enhancements may cause some disruption to our services.
The launch of the Discover 14-18 website - to help people visit our sites and understand their history;
The launch of our First World War casualty archive documents online;
and enhancements to Search Our Records.
This years exhibition opened on 29th April and will run until September.
Our men, like others throughout the country, were quick to volunteer, fought in all theatres of war, travelled to countrys they never expected to see and many died in defence of their country. They experienced unimaginable conditions in the war to end all wars'. Local basket makers on War Office contracts made wicker shell baskets to protect ammunition in transit and others worked at the ammunition factory in Chilwell. Donington Hall became a German Prisoner of War camp, holding the dubious honour of being the only camp from which a prisoner escaped to reach home in Germany.
What makes a museum family friendly? Is it the warm welcome? The hands-on activities? This year, the Telegraph Family Friendly museum award − the biggest in Britain and the only one to be judged by families − has received more than 800 nominations. Below are the 20 that have made our longlist, with comments from Telegraph readers.
This summer, archaeologists are welcoming tourists to explore an ancient British hillfort full of prehistoric artifacts, as the researchers wrap up an excavation at the site.
The fort, called Burrough Hill, was carved into the side of a 690-foot (210 meters) mound in the modern-day English county of Leicestershire during the Iron Age, around 500 B.C., and was used until the third or fourth century A.D. of the Roman period.
A five-year excavation of the site yielded bones, jewelry, pottery and even game pieces. Archaeologists will open the hillfort to visitors on June 29, hosting guided tours that allow people to touch some of the artifacts, and offering Iron Age combat lessons before the dig comes to a close at the end of the summer.