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Heritage Centre News

As mentioned in the last update, the work to replace the ground floor of the Heritage Centre finally began on the 26th December. A local Kegworth firm, Brothers Building Contractors, started the laborious process of digging up the existing concrete, wood and some other interesting organic material, ready to replace it with a new stone sub-base, insulation, damp proof membrane and a final layer of concrete.

We are now looking at quotes for a new purpose designed floor covering which is to withstand the pitter patter of many tiny feet, as well as provide a suitable barrier between the concrete and the collection. The Heritage Centre will remain closed and out of bounds to non-building personnel) for the immediate future.

The trustees are especially grateful for the assistance provided by Geoff Powell in helping get the site ready for the builders to start - neither a pleasant or trivial task as it turned out!

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The long awaited building work to replace the downstairs floor is scheduled to start on November 26th. This has been the highest priority for the trustees and the biggest obstacle in being able to reopen Kegworth Heritage Centre on a regular basis. We are delighted that the work will be completed this year and enable us to start thinking about the future on a more stable footing!
The Annual Ghost Walk proved as popular as ever this year. In the end 20 people attended. Some extra fun was provided by members of Kegworth Young Players Association who braved the elements to play the spooks.
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DID YOU KNOW? Kegworth Heritage Centre can assist you in tracing your family history. We have many records, including Churchyard plans. (This only applies to local families - if you originate from Ulan Bator or even Leicester, you're on your own!)

Use this form to contact us for further information
Many of you will be aware of our partnership with the Kegworth Remembered Group on Facebook. The group is administered by one of our trustees, Phil Stevens, and contains over a thousand photographs of Kegworth people and events going back through the generations. Some of the photos are from the museum, but most have been submitted by Kegworth people and are of their families, friends, events and memories.

Forthcoming Events

There are no public events scheduled at the moment but please come back soon to check if the situation has changed

Event Date Description Countdown

Past Events

EVENT
DATE
DESCRIPTION
KHC Ghost walk
October
26
The traditional annual Haunted Kegworth walk.
Hello, Heritage
October
16
KHC Special opening as part of the NW Leicestershire Hello Heritage season. Open from 10:00 until 15:30 with a talk on The History of Photography and Photography in Kegworth starting at 13:00
Hello, Heritage
October
15
KHC Special opening as part of the NW Leicestershire Hello Heritage season. Open from 10:00 until 15:30. Poetry workshop for children from 10:30 until 12:30.

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