Comprising a leaflet, central information board and plaques on selected buildings, it is designed to encourage residents and visitors to find out more about this attractive yet often underrated village. Its popularity has exceeded all expectations!
Lubenham Parish Walks:
This leaflet was produced by the Heritage Group in conjunction with Leicestershire County Council. It details three circular walks of varying lengths which follow designated footpaths into the picturesque rolling countryside surrounding the village.
In the coming months we plan to carry out a survey of gravestones in All Saints Churchyard working with Lubenham W.I. who completed a similar exercise in the 1980s.
The purpose of both competitions held in 2005 and 2010 was to compile an account of village life in a specific year – images which can be passed on to future generations. Several photographs reflect natural history and the changing seasons whilst many others record events which have happened – the first snowy winter in over a decade; erection of new houses; the Scarecrow festivals; closure of the village garage; clothes and fashion and yet another car crash.
These prints will form a permanent record of what life is like in the 21st century and we plan to repeat the exercise in a few years time.
Guided Walks around Lubenham:
The Heritage Group is always happy to arrange guided tours of our village. Please get in touch with the Secretary for further details.
We are frequently contacted by people from all over the world who have connections with Lubenham. Often they are trying to find out more about relatives who once lived here. We are always willing to help and advise but regret that lack of resources means we cannot undertake detailed research on your behalf.
If you would like to know more about the Lubenham Heritage Group or to join us, contact us here