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LAHS History Fair - Sharing our Past

Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, LE12 8TX

Sunday 25 March 2012

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Entrance £3, children free of charge

  • 40 local history stalls
  • Literature sales
  • Archaeology Roadshow – bring your own coins, metalwork, pots
  • Mini-Talks throughout the day (programme overleaf)
  • History Tours of the Hall
  • Children’s activities
  • GCR Steam Railway Event at Quorn & Woodhouse station
  • Visits to Woodhouse church to view medieval (heraldic) stained glass
  • All Mini-Talks, Tours and Visits free of charge
  • Coffee Shop open all day
  • Ample parking



Doors open                                                                    10.00

Archaeology Roadshow – discuss your own coins,              11.00-4.00

 metalwork or pots with the experts


MINI TALKS (duration 20 mins)

(For further details of content, please click here)

Proud Owners of Beaumanor 1086-1947                            11.15

WW2: Beaumanor’s ‘Secret Listeners’                                12.00

A History of Quorn & Woodhouse Steam Railway:

                   some intriguing tales                                     12.45

The Beaumanor Armorial Window: a Herrick pedigree     1.30

Victorian Cavaliers: the Passion for Early Stuart Dress

                   in 19C Britain                                                  2.00

Charnwood Villages trace their roots: a Leicestershire

                   Victoria County History Project                      2.45

John flower, an 18th century artist around Charnwood    3.30  


HISTORY TOURS OF THE HALL                       11.00, 12.30, 2.00, 3.30

Children’s Activities (6 yrs upwards), Cellars or Schoolroom         11.30-12.30

Woodhouse church open to view medieval heraldic glass     3.00-4.30

Doors close                                                                     4.00

For further/change of details see www.le.ac.uk/lahs

Come to the Fair on the Great Central Railway and save money!

GCR special discounts. Free admission to the Fair if you come by rail.

Free parking at Leicester North & L’boro’ stations, vintage buses between Woodhouse station and Beaumanor. Station has WW2 setting and NAAFI

tearoom. For fares and timetables see www.gcrailway.co.uk/Events.aspx?ID=417

LAHS reserves the right to alter the day’s programme if necessary