Church of St Mary De Castro
Castle View Leicester LE1 5WH


Leicester Civic Society, founded in 1971, has planned a day of celebration, to be held in the beautiful St Mary de Castro Church. There will be the opportunity to look around this ancient Grade 1 listed church, located within the former Bailey of Leicester Castle, as well as discuss the activities of the LCS.
10.00am               Doors Open for general viewing of the Church
Display of the nominations for the Heritage and Design Awards
Family Church Trail (Quiz)

10.30 am –                 Heritage Walk. 
12.30 pm                   N.B. (This walk starts at the Thomas Cook statue just below the  London Road Railway Station)
“Exploring South Highfields –  A Victorian suburb”
The walk is led by Richard Warren

1.30 pm –                  Talk 1.
2.30 pm                      “Homes Fit for Heroes”  A talk by Ned Newitt on the provision of quality council housing in Leicester after the First World War.

3.30 pm –                  Talk 2
4.30 pm                      “Kenneth Browne’s Townscape of Leicester”  A talk by Mike Taylor ( Author, Quality of Leicester)

5..00 pm                    Leicester Civic Society Awards:
                                    1. Best Heritage Restoration (Heritage Award)
2. Best New Building Design  (Design Award)
3 .The Best Heritage Champion in Leicester (The Stuart Bailey Award)

5.45 pm-                    50th Anniversary buffet. 
6.30 pm                      (for Award winners and members of the Civic Society)



Ivan Easingwood (Ike)
Events Coordinator

Richard Allsop
Awards Coordinator

Leicester Civic Society 50th Anniversary Event and Awards Ceremony – 18th September 2021