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Friday, 28 March 2014

First Open Day a Tremendous Success!

Our first of two public consultation open days was a great success last Saturday.

186 visitors came to see the project and to gain a fuller understanding of the benefits the community heritage centre will bring.

Visitors view the location for the heritage centre which is pegged out on the ground

The plans for the heritage centre, museum and tea room were on display and our architect was available to answer questions about the design and how the historic buildings will come together. In addition to this there were tours of the heritage centre site, which has the positions of the heritage centre, tea room and museum staked out on the ground, so visitors can see scale and position.

Visitors see the proposed historic quarry recreation area at Nunckley Hill

In addition to this there was a stall selling home made cakes and plants to raise money towards the match funding we need to release the £540k grant to build the centre, the Mountsorrel Railway Project display stand was also there, explaining the history of the railway and the story of its restoration.

Young project volunteers staff the cake stall

Rothley History Society's plant stall
There were also tours of the Nunckley Trail which proved hugely popular as well.

First of the new Nunckley Trail information boards. Note the Braille panel in the bottom right

Tomorrow, Saturday March 29th is our second open day, so if you missed last Saturday please come along and see us. The weather promises to be fine and we'll have everything running again including the plant and cake stalls. If you would like to "sponsor a brick" then they'll be a stall where you can do that as well.

Mountsorrel Railway Project stand

Members of the Mountsorrel Heritage Group and the Rothley History Society will be there to answer questions about the historical displays that will be on show in the heritage centre when it is completed.

Visitors tour the area for the recreation stone masons' huts
The site will be open from 11am until 2pm via the entrance on Swithland Lane Rothley, next to the Halstead Road junction. There is no off site parking so please try to arrive on foot or by cycle if you can. If you do come by car please bear our neighbours in mind and park courteously.

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