NEWSLETTER NO. 66 MARCH, 2017
The Arboretum next to the Robert Smythe School is a little-known gem of Market Harborough. Francis Hammond, headmaster of the Grammar School 1887 -1923, having successfully overseen the move in 1909 from the Old Grammar School in Church Square to Herbert GO Coalsā new school premises in Burn mill Road, began to plant trees in 1913 on land he had purchased. He continued planting until the 1930s making meticulous notes of his work. Hammond has bequeathed the town a legacy of national significance. George Marshall will tell the story of the Hammond Arboretum. See http://hammondarboretum.org.uk
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the talk begins 7:30 p.m. at The Roman Way Community Centre,
ā The Bosworth Battlefield Trust ā presents Clare Mulley, a poet in residence on Tuesday 18th April at 7.00 pm. Clare particularly enjoys writing on historical themes, and aims to raise awareness of the work done by the Battlefields Trust through a series of new poems inspired by major sites and commemorative events. For more information for this and other events call 01455 ā 290429 or view the website at www.bosworthbattlefield.com
ā Leicestershire and Rutland Festival of Archaeology ā from July 15th to July 30th 2017 Over the last few years many groups across the 2 counties have organised guided walks, talks and exhibitions as part of the Festival and this is the real strength of the local Festival. At the County level we print at least 10,000 leaflets and publicise on line and by social media all the events registered and national registration. Information from Peter Liddle firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your group wish to take part.
Please visit our website www.marketharboroughhistoricalsociety.org
For more information contact Len Holden on 01858 ā 446067. Email email@example.com
Market Harborough Historical Society was founded in 1931 and became a Registered Charity in 1984 and was re-registered in 2014 Charity No. 1157244