Guided Walks Programme Announced

Dec 2021 – May 2022

Our friendly knowledgeable guides are waiting to greet you at 10.30am on the following Saturdays: –

Saturday 18th December 2021

Our Annual Christmas Walk: Faith and Belief – Worship in Leicester Then and Now

Come for a pre-Christmas stroll with us around Leicester`s interesting and varied places of worship and learn a little about their history.

Led By Leigh Picciano Moss and Peter Jones

Start: at 10.30am at St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Circle. Finish: at 12.30pm

Saturday 19th March 2022

Alderman Newtons Trail – All Saints, Holy Bones, and St Mary de Castro.

We start off in March at All Saints Church, a Romanesque church with a leper’s squint. In the churchyard is the tabletop tomb of Alderman Gabriel Newton. We then look at Holy Bones where the school for poor boys that St Mary de Castro where the school Newton founded a school for poor boys because he had no heirs.

Led By Peter Kilty. Meet at 10.30am at All Saints Church, walk finishes at 12.30pm.

Saturday 23rd April 2022

Arthur Wakerley and Spinney Hills

When Spinney Hills was fields and clay pits, Arthur Wakerley, architect, developer and prominent local politician, had a vision for developing this new suburb of Leicester with characteristic Victorian vision and efficiency to realise the district of Leicester which still works well now. Come and explore how the area was developed and some of the more prominent buildings in the area.

Led By Jim McCallum

Meeting point: Corner of Asfordby Street and Atkinson St, at 10.30am, Finish: at 12.30pm.

Saturday 21st May 2022

Granby Street & Church Gate Conservation Area

The walking tour of the Granby Street Conservation Area and beyond will cover the history of retail buildings and the Temperance movement in Leicester and accosted buildings with brief diversions to the Baptist Chapel on Belvoir Street and Halford House the former Temperance Building Society HQ on Charles Street. The walking tour of the Church Gate Conservation Area will cover archaeology history themes and reference the ongoing Heritage Action Zone on Church Gate and Granby Street, showcasing some of the projects currently underway.

Led by Daniel Evens. LCC Building Conservation Officer

Start at 10.30am, meet outside the Merchant of Venice Coffee Shop on Granby Street opersit Blunts Shoes. Finish 12.30pm.

Each walk costs £5.00 for LCS members and £6 for non-members, except for September`s walk which is FREE as part of Heritage Open Days. A maximum of 25 persons per walk. Payment can be made via our website, alternatively you may send a cheque and booking form to: Ike Easingwood, Flat 4 West Court, West Walk, Leicester LE1 7NP.

Booking Enquiries Telephone, Ike on 07741202707

Leicester Civic Society