Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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War Memorial

Coleorton War Memorial - after cleaning in May 2018The War memorial is located at the junction of Ashby Road and Farm Town (just up from the school)

It was originally erected in September 1922 in front of Coleorton Alms Houses at the junction of the Loughborough Road (A512) and the Rempstone Road.

During the 1970s the memorial was hit by a lorry and suffered significant damage. It was taken away to be repaired and was relocated some 3 years later in its current position on the Ashby Road.

Coleorton War Memorial text - after cleaning in May 2018On 24 May 2018 the memorial was cleaned to remove the lichen and algae staining since the last repair and clean in September 2010. It is now possible to read all of the names, although some are a little blurry. The cleaning was undertaken by Barham Stone Limited, Market Harborough, and aided by a grant from The War Memorial Trust.

Coleorton War Memorial - repaired and cleaned in September 2010.John Macdonald has put together a history of the memorial including names of those engraved on the memorial. 90 years of Coleorton War memorial (pdf) >>


WW1 Commemoration

On Sunday 11 November 2018 following the Remembrance Day Service at Viscount Beaumont School a service was held at the War Memorial. Andrew Hogsden, our parish clerk, read out the names of the fallen who lived in Coleorton and laid a wreath on behalf of Coleorton parishioners.

On the following Wednesday the children at Viscount Beaumont's School took part in a memorial service at the War Memorial. Children read out a poem, Rev Mary led prayers and 80 plus 5-11 year-olds stood in respectful silence for 2 minutes.

Back at the School we saw some of the pupils' work about WW1, the effects of war and how we can try to achieve peace, and we visited their "Peace Garden". They sang songs from the war years and more recent ballads. Then we all had tea and cakes supplied by Vera McDonald and her team!


New Memorial BenchNew Memorial Bench

In October 2018 the Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group have built a new Memorial Bench to replace the old one by the War Memorial which was sadly falling apart. The Group made the bench during their workshop sessions at Sibston. It's a beautiful job - well done and thank you guys and gals!
About the Volunteer Group >>


Ceremony on Sunday 11 November 2018

Ceremony on Sunday 11 November 2018


Heritage Group

Coleorton Books

Coleorton Maps

Census

Coleorton Coal Mine Fatalities (pdf)

Coleorton cemetery audit

Ashby Museum

Coleorton Heritage Group have published an article with names of soldiers from the Coleorton area including some who are not listed on the War Memorial. Read the article >>

 

WW1 Book: "Lest we Forget” - In memory of the Fallen in the Great War includes details for the fallen of Coleorton and other communities in NW Leicestershire. Details >>