Welcome To The Kegworth Heritage Centre

Welcome to The Kegworth Heritage Centre!

The Kegworth Heritage Centre (formerly The Kegworth Museum) is still closed unfortunately. Although life is largely back to normal in the UK, we are still playing catchup trying to get the museum reopening back on plan. More on this below…

Thank you for your continued support!

KHC Interactive Advent Calendar

It's back! The KHC interactive Advent Calendar will launch on 1st December 2023 with a whole new set of photos of Kegworth places and people from past and (relatively!) present.

This year we've added a section for you to add more information about each photo as you reveal it. This will then be used to add more details to our photography collection.

Click here on or after December 1st….

Autumn Update 2023

A large number of museums, especially small, independent rural museums, run as charitable organisations, like KHC, closed their doors during the pandemic, and many of them may never reopen. For some, it was because they had nothing left in the bank to cover their ever-increasing costs of even opening the doors. For others, it was because they lost their volunteers.

At KHC, we had a different set of problems, but we've been fortunate to be able to pay for all the new infrastructure that needed to be put in place through various grants and generous benefactors. And as I have previously mentioned, we have a great set of new and former volunteers driving us towards our reopening. I want to express our thanks to our most recent benefactors.

In July, we received an award from the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which has enabled us to install a new alarm system. This includes both burglar alarms and smoke detection devices. The alarm is monitored, ensuring a police response in the event of a break-in. Please don't attempt to put it to the test!

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We'd also like to thank Amazon UK Services Ltd., who have donated brand new display boards, which have been installed and their contents already planned and currently being created.

We still have much to do, but more pieces of the jigsaw I alluded to back in the summer are falling into place daily. The challenges that looked insurmountable in the past are becoming more manageable, and our confidence grows. Some of our volunteers have engaged family members to support us; thanks to Geoff Powell, Steve Yates and John Wood for rolling up their sleeves, quite literally at times, and getting stuck in with some of the heavy-duty activities that occasionally stand in our way.

Our finances continue to be tight, but careful management by our treasurer, John Billett, ensures that our cash flow is still under control and we can see out the continued cost of living crisis. We will continue to try and pay for improvements through grants, but operational costs will still need to be met from our reserves until we can start to bring in new sources of funding - and we are already thinking about opportunities.

In addition to the appointments we made in our last announcement, Diane Powell has now taken on the new role of Chief Archivist in addition to her role as a trustee. One of Diane's key tasks will be to bring some sense of order to the hundreds (thousands?) of documents in our possession and to provide her expertise and knowledge to our volunteers as we start to label the artefacts chosen for display to help visitors understand more about them.

We still need more volunteers! In certain organisations, there becomes a point where throwing more people at a problem does more harm than good. That's not the case with us! Our current volunteers need some support, both mentally and physically! In return, they will teach you about resilience, passion and extraordinary commitment. And we really need to get some younger members of our community involved. If you'd like to help out or you know someone who might be interested, please let us know! We will hold another volunteering day early in 2024, but there's no time like the present to get involved!

New Appointments at KHC

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve filled some of the roles we have been advertising in our volunteering section.

Melina Leary has taken up the position of secretary, and she will also share some of the volunteer coordinator duties with Val Yates. Val is also taking on part of the role of the Creative Director. We are calling her our Stage Manager, and she will work with John on setting up the displays and museum layout ready for opening.

Sandra Hawksworth will be taking on the role of the Photography Manager, looking after the extensive photographic collection previously managed by Phil Stevens. Sandra will also work with Ally to find new ways to manage and present the photograph collection using web-based solutions.

Val, Mel and Sandra will also become members of our new management committee to help facilitate faster decision-making of specific operational activities.

We also want to acknowledge the huge efforts of Pat Busby, Maria Hall, and Marietta Kershaw, who have been meeting up regularly alongside Diane, Val, Sandra and Mel and paving the way to our reopening. We are hoping that some of the other volunteers who signed up at our Volunteering Day will be able to join the fun in due course.
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At A Glance - Website Changes

  • 2023-11-27 - Added 2023 Advent Calendar and info about it on home page
  • 2023-10-30 - Replaced some of the Sweet Buttons with Slide Message stacks
  • 2023-10-18 - Autumn update 2023
  • 2023-09-05 - Announcement about filled volunteer positions
  • 2023-08-30 - Published Open Letter and moved previous home page items to News
  • 2023-05-26 - Redesigned KHC admin section and files/download page
  • 2023-05-23 - Updated with latest news and message from chairman
  • 2023-05-23 - Updates to volunteer page contents and design
  • 2023-04-16 - Added Griswold story to News & Events and Home pages
  • 2023-04-13 - Disabled the FoKHC page - needs a rethink and the Sitelok database has a problem
  • 2023-04-12 - Added 60-day plan graphic to volunteer files
  • 2023-04-10 - Replaced volunteer open day with KHC Poster
  • 2023-04-10 - Added FAQ and Download files for Volunteers - Volunteer Portal now active
  • 2023-03-27 - Added initial pages for Volunteer and Admin Portal - not yet active
  • 2023-03-09 - Updated Survey info box on home page and added new page with results and analysis
  • 2023-03-06 - Updated info about Volunteering event
  • 2023-02-21 - Added Brenda Moore Obituary page. Moved older news items to News & Events
  • 2023-02-21 - New announcement about Volunteer event (also on Events page). Cosmetic changes to home page (headings)
  • 2023-01-31 - Added 2023 KHC Community Survey / changed text in the info pop-up on the home page
  • 2023-01-31 - Added new privacy section to the home page rather than having a menu option. Privacy statement is display on click and button returns to homepage
  • 2023-01-29 - Added new privacy statement - replacing old popup (which can also be used in Forms - the URL is encoded into the KHC Azure portal)
  • 2023-01-27 - Added new job descriptions for Creative Director and Collections Manager
  • 2023-01-10 - Updated Krystal hosting to use php 7.4
  • 2023-01-10 - Updated Google Maps stack and implemented other stack updates
  • 2023-01-10 - Added New Year Message, moved previous content to News, removed Admin page
  • 2022-10-06 - Restored original banner, fixed vision file access problem, added alternative if it happens again
  • 2022-09-12 - Temporarily updated home page for QEII homage
  • 2022-08-30 - New statement about vision and development plan
  • 2022-08-30 - Moved previous highlights to news and events page
  • 2022-07-08 - Added volunteering highlight message
  • 2022-07-05 - Added General Volunteer opportunity on volunteering page
  • 2022-06-28 - Added turner stack to force landscape mode on mobile devices for volunteering page. Updated project to Rapid Weaver Classic format
  • 2022-06-22 - Volunteering opportunities page created and advert for Secretary/Admin published
  • 2022-05-11 - New message about KHC from the acting chair
  • 2022-03-17 - Moved front page news to news section, added new item about email support and copied this to the contact us page/disabled existing mail capability
  • 2022-02-02 - Updated Link to KPC and temporary removal of shop from navigation
  • 2021-05-21 - Added Katie intro and changed photo on News section to improve load times
  • 2021-03-26 - Added a Capta to the contact us form to reduce spam
  • 2021-03-15 - Added news item about web hosting change and acknowledgement to Krystal as part of the T&Cs
  • 2021-03-14 - Published on Krystal servers for the first time - updated this log as a test/changed publish date in foster
  • 2021-02-27 - New trustee message. Hidden trustee page temporarily
  • 2021-01-01 - New Year Photo
  • 2020-12-21 - Christmas Messages
  • 2020-08-16 - Added first Lockdown Quiz
  • 2020-08-02 - Provided mechanism for users to send in feedback about the site. Changed the puzzle photo
  • 2020-07-19 - News about heating and new puzzle page (home page, new and events page, puzzle page)
  • 2020-06-20 - Added Duck Duck Go search facility
  • 2020-05-17 - Lockdown message added and other pages updated where necessary
  • 2019-10-15 - Ghost walk info added
  • 2019-09-28 - Significant behind the scenes enhancements. Switched to Stacks4. New toggle mechanism for users to hide content, new data privacy enhancement. Updated news and events sections
  • 2019-08-04 - Modifications to News and Events page - added 2019 Big Village Walk
  • 2019-06-30 - Updated links on about us page to include Kegworth Village Community page and Kegworth Library
  • 2019-06-16 - Thank you message added for Michael Bishop Foundation
  • 2019-05-18 - Users registration for FoKHC now operational
  • 2019-05-12 - FoFHC page now live.
  • 2019-05-12 - Sitelok software integrated into the website hosting system
  • 2019-05-12 - Initial membership page setup ready for proof of concept testing
  • 2019-04-17 - New communication items and updates
  • 2019-02-15 - Minor updates to event dates and some behind the scenes updates
  • 2019-01-08 - Rebuilt the advent calendar photo gallery with adaptive grid
  • 2019-01-07 - Reverted to pre-Christmas theme and updated trustee info for next meeting
  • 2019-01-02 - Modified Advent Calendar to photo gallery and updated associated widgets
  • 2018-12-24 - Added Christmas effects
  • 2018-12-17 - Add Social Media “Like” buttons to homepage
  • 2018-12-13 - Replaced stock contact us form with new customised page with Twitter and FB link options included
  • 2018-12-12 - Fixed problem of external links not opening in new tab/window
  • 2018-12-07 - Add new links drawer onto About Us page (connect to other Kegworth sites)
  • 2018-12-05 - Added info bar to home page to highlight new stories on the website
  • 2018-12-05 - Updated main text on homepage and modified building photo gallery for mobile devices
  • 2018-12-04 - Update about the building work in News and Events
  • 2018-12-01 - New special end of year message added
  • 2018-11-26 - Published Advent Calendar page
  • 2018-11-22 - Behind the scenes updates and SEO optimisation
  • 2018-11-17 - Added Google Translate facility with embedded widget
  • 2018-11-16 - Behind the scenes changes - new special page added and populated
  • 2018-11-15 - News update regarding building work on KHC floor
  • 2018-11-14 - General trustee info updates. Added Cloudflare SSL certificate
  • 2018-11-10 - Added preview facility for KHC trustees to view new pages
  • 2018-11-07 - KHC Admin now opens the KHC Samepage site. Local file resources have been removed
  • 2018-11-05 - Updated privacy message to refer to cookies
  • 2018-11-04 - Behind the scenes changes - new special message page in place
  • 2018-11-02 - Trustees page has message for mobile users to use landscape mode
  • 2018-10-31 - Update on Ghost walk. News box now scrollable
  • 2018-10-27 - Restyled Events page and updated content
  • 2018-10-26 - Minor cosmetic changes and inclusion of Reg Charity number in home page footer. Change to welcome message
  • 2018-10-26 - Site transferred to new hosting package and rebuilt. New stats analysis packages added
  • 2018-10-24 - Fixed error in Contact Us page (incorrect email address!)
  • 2018-10-23 - Miscellaneous general content updates. Collection content updated
  • 2018-10-17 - News/events updated. New photos incorporated into site
  • 2018-10-15 - Miscellaneous cosmetic changes
  • 2018-10-12 - Redesigned the Google maps section with private Maps API key
  • 2018-10-05 - Populated the filestore and changed default security
  • 2018-10-03 - Initial implementation of protected access to KHC filestore for trustee access only
  • 2018-10-02 - Added example data to the Collection page to show how information will be displayed
  • 2018-10-02 - Added working links to Facebook pages, groups and to email, modified theme link colours and removed theme default footer
  • 2018-10-02 - Merged News and Events pages. Fixed Google maps problem
  • 2018-10-01 - Changed Events dates from text to calendar icon
  • 2018-10-01 - Added location data to About Us and changed to scrollable content.
  • 2018-10-01 - Added example of how shop may look using Aspects of History - page still under construction
  • 2018-09-30 - New trustees page design allowing photos and biographies of trustees. Some trustee profiles added
  • 2018-09-20 - Added support for Google Analytics to monitor website usage
  • 2018-09-18 - Cosmetic improvements to various pages
  • 2018-09-17 - Modifications to announcements and changes layout. Split events into current and past
  • 2018-09-14 - Updated events and trustee pages
  • 2018-09-13 - Loaded initial content for About Us, Events and Trustees pages . Changes log added (this log)
  • 2018-09-12 - New KHC website published