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Sir Edwin Lutyens War Memorial and Gates
A new tree-lined route through Victoria Park is planned to restore the link between Sir Edwin Lutyens Grade I listed war memorial with the Lutyens' designed gates. This proposed work will take place alongside other Victoria Park improvements. Read the latest press release on the project.
Memories in Conflict
This project is run by Leicester CND and is called Memories in Conflict and looks at resistance to war before, during and after World War I explored through Leicester's memories. It will result in a book and an education resource. Visit the project website to find out more.
Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stones
Leicester will be remembering one of its local heroes who was awarded the Victoria Cross during World War I by laying a commemorative paving stones as part of its centenary events programme. Further details on the launch of this initiative will be announced soon on this website. This is a Department for Local Government and Communities initiative.
Leicester City, County & Rutland “At Risk” War Memorials Project - Open Days
The Leicester City, County & Rutland “At Risk” War Memorials Project is based in the Chancel at the rear of All Saint’s Church, Highcross Street, Leicester. The organisation aims to highlight the plight of war memorials left behind in redundant schools, churches and chapels by restoring, conserving and displaying them and ultimately trying to find permanent homes for them back in the communities from which they originally came. The memorials can take many forms including plaques, chapels, lecterns, candlesticks, stained glass windows and rolls of honour but each records the names of those who have lost their lives in war. 2016 Open Days will be on the following dates:
Saturday 19 November, 11am – 4pm
For more details on the project, visit the Risk War Memorials Project website.
World War One Activity Packs
New activity packs are now available to download to support the World War One galleries at Newarke Houses Museum. Three activity packs are available, a family pack, for ages 7-11 years and 11-16 years. The packs are suitable for families, school and community groups and include activities to do in the museum and at home.
Schools Active Learning Session
World War I: Life in the Trenches [KS3 & KS4]
Newarke Houses Museum
The life of a World War I soldier is explored through handling kit, reading from a local soldier's diary and exploring a replica trench. Pupils also take part in activities about recruitment, and the causes and consequences of war. Suitable for pupils studying World War I at KS3 or exam level. To find out more and to book, please call 0116 225 4910.