WHERE WE LIVE AND WHAT WE KNOW - PHASE 1

Where We Live and What we Know is an ongoing project from Charnwood Arts as part of People Making Places. This first phase of the project began to take place in 2017 with the development of a series of drawings focused on a selection of villages in the central part of Charnwood embracing the forest, river valley and wolds. The drawings form part of a series produced by Paul Gent that will be turned into an e-publication and exhibited at a range of locations in the borough. 

CHARNWOOD GREAT WAR CENTENARY ARCHIVE 2014-2017

The Charnwood Great War Centenary Project Archive provides an online compilation of activities, projects and outputs between 2014 and 2017, realated to the commemoration of World War One across Charnwood.

 

WYMESWOLD

WYMESWOLD

 

DERIVATION:
Wymeswold, which probably started life in the late Saxon period (AD 700 - 900), derives its name from "Wymund's Wald", meaning 'Wymund's Wood'. Again, we have no information about who Wymund was but the name implies a possible link with 'Wymund's Ham' (Wymondham) in the east of the county.

 

COTES MILL

For centuries there was a functioning mill at Cotes (on the A60) providing for the local community until 1973 when it was closed as the last working flour mill in the county.

There were two mills; the Lower Mill and the Upper Mill that were known as The King’s Mills and served the people of Loughborough. The Lower Mill is still situated on the A60 across the bridge from Cotes itself and is known as Cotes Mill, which today is home to the local kitchen company deVOL which was originally based in Quorn. 

SEAGRAVE

SEAGRAVE 

DERIVATION:

This name derives from the old English words 'set', meaning an animal pen or enclosure and 'graf' meaning a ditch or grove.

 

THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS

A Psychedelic Garage Punk band based in Charnwood.

 

Photos from Duffy's Bar in Leicester - listen to their music on Souncloud below. 

 

"Sway-survivor and Decadent-side-shoot merged to tempo-punk-pop-splurge"  

 

… If you know what that means you should defo be at one of their gigs!

LOCATIONS IN LOUGHBOROUGH DRAWN FOR PEOPLE MAKING PLACES

Despite the loss of many interesting and significant buildings in the town, particularly post 1960 there are still many interesting spots to visit. Paul's drawings pick out a number of these from real ale pubs to elaborate school buildings, Taylor's Bell Foundry to Towle's old factory building on Nottingham Road and All Saints with Holy Trinity Church and the Loughborough Carillon. Altogether there are 28 drawings in the collection and all can be purchased as prints at A3 and A2 size from Charnwood Arts. 

BARE BONES BORDER MORRIS

Bare Bones Border Morris started in 1985 following a meeting of a group of friends in the pub who thought it seemed like a good idea!  After an initial practice period the side first danced out in public in summer 1986 and was still going strong in 2018! 

 

Many people have come and gone over the years but there are still a few original members.  The repertoire of dances has increased as members of the group have devised new ones but the kit they wear is still essentially the same as that originally worn, colours in Green, Red, Black and Yellow.  

 

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