Community history & heritage

Knowing the past provides a stronger sense of community, and helps us to understand the challenges of the present day.  Click on an image to read more.

The mud wall at 70 High Street in Kibworth Beauchamp in Leicestershire is an important historic structure.  Its care requires professional expertise.

The Danby Court Leet, an ancient and still active form of local government has its headquarters in a castle in North Yorkshire.

Co-operative ideas are popular again as localism encourages decision-making and wealth at community level.

The oldest bell in the tower of St Wilfrid's, KIbworth has been ringing out over 400 years through times of unrest, celebration, war and peace. 

Villagers commemorate artist John Theodore Kenney, the man who illustrated Thomas the Tank Engine.

The transfer of small libraries from council to community management has been controversial, but there are many success stories to be told.

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