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The Montagu Monuments

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Four world-class marble sculptures in St Edmund’s Church in Warkton, Northamptonshire, that commemorate members of the Montagu family, have been restored following a year-long £500,000 project managed by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

Two of them were created by Louis Francois Roubiliac, who is considered to have been one of the greatest sculptors working in 18th century England.

The church will be open every Thursday from 10am to 2pm (and at the same times every day in August except for Sundays) throughout 2015 to allow the public to view the stunning pieces of art in all their restored glory.

Loughborough History and Heritage Network

loughborough-town-hallThe Loughborough History and Heritage Network was launched in December 2014 as a collaboration between Loughborough University and Charnwood Museum.

Our aim is to:

  • foster discussion about the history and heritage of Loughborough and Charnwood by bringing  together interested individuals and groups
  • provide a platform for sharing information about local history and heritage
  • enhance collaboration between Loughborough University and community history organisations

Our features range from the Loughborough Workhouse Elections of 1893 to Indian Thought and the shadow of Lord Macaulay (a talk by Sir Christopher Bayly at Rothley Temple); there is also an account of the career of Walter Freud (Sigmund’s grandson), who was arrested during his chemistry exam at Loughborough College, then interned but ended the war  in the Special Operation Executive, and much more.

We welcome contributions.

We are holding a Community History Day at Burleigh Court (Loughborough University) on Sunday, 21st June, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Entry is free but please contact Karen Ette at K.M.Ette@lboro.ac.uk if you want to come.

www.lboro-history-heritage.org.uk

Dr Robert Knight
Department of Politics, History
and International Relations
Loughborough University

Nottinghamshire Archives reopens

strelley-court-roll-part2The Archives reopened on 28th April 2015, following a £2.5m investment to refurbish and extend the archives building.

The new look archives building now includes:

  • additional space to accommodate new archives for decades to come, including specialist storage for photographs and digital media
  • a computerised building management system
  • an additional new meeting room/multi-purpose learning space
  • improved computer suite for accessing digital heritage, with free public wi-fi throughout the building.

Opening times are Tuesdays 9am – 7pm, Wednesdays to Fridays 9am – 5pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.

A programme of events is planned – including an Archives Fun Day on 2nd May. More information is available from the Notts Archives website.