NEWTOWN LINFORD

Lies at the southern entrance to Bradgate Park. It is surrounded by rocky hills and woods and is one of the chief sources of Swithland Slate.

 

DERIVATION:

"Niwe Tun Lind Ford" (The new ‘Town’ by  the ford where the lime trees grow)

 

DESCRIPTION:


Newtown Linford lies at the southern entrance to Bradgate Park. It is surrounded by rocky hills and woods and is one of the chief sources of Swithland slate. The tourism generated by Bradgate Park has led to a number of highly popular cafes and hotels in the area, as well as a pub and social club.

DANCING TO MAKE THE SUN SHINE AND THE CROPS GROW

Every year as the 1st May approaches, Leicester Morrismen are busy preparing to be up at Old John in Bradgate Park, Charnwood, Leicestershire, to welcome in the sun !

 

Every year they make the pilgrimage to keep alive one of England’s oldest traditions, as they have done as a side for over half a century. Nobody knows how old the Morris is, since its origins are lost in history, but it has for centuries been linked with Mayday.

 

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