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'Death is a Marketplace Where All Men Meet'

'Death is a Marketplace Where All Men Meet'

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'Death is a Marketplace Where All Men Meet'

'Death is a Marketplace Where All Men Meet' - an Introduction to Swithland Slate Headstones by Colin Hyde (Uni. Leicester)

Many people have noticed Leicestershire's rugged and characterful Swithland slates on the roofs of older buildings in the county. Quarried from Roman times to the end of the 19th century, Swithland slate has been used for many things over the years and this talk will be a look at its use for headstones in churchyards.

The grey, blue and purple tinges of the slate add huge visual appeal to the region's churchyards, while the content of the carvings – like headstones across the world – tell us something of the people and cultures that created them.

Doors open and cash bar from 7pm, talk begins 7.30pm. Event organised by the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society.
Tickets £4.50. Booking Essential: 0116 2532569

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The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5FQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1162532569

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