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Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley, Leicestershire

ULAS project investigates how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places.

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have recently excavated a Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery under former allotments at Rothley in Leicestershire. 890 more words


Sugar Survives!

Further to yesterday’s post Sugar and Sparks, it seems I got a bit confused by the complex history of Lancaster number R5868.

This aircraft was completed on 20 June 1942 and 9 days later delivered to 83 Squadron at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire. 212 more words


Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking

At Hallaton, Leicestershire, every Easter Monday, the Hare Pie is baked and carried around the village to be thrown to the crowd – part at the churchyard gates, part at the top of Hare Pie Hill. 36 more words


Sugar and Sparks

Just a quick note of something I contributed to a local blog: BrownhillsBob’s Brownhills Blog (Getting at the engines).

The caption to the above picture on Wikimedia reads:  The Royal Australian Air Force in England, 1944 The veteran Avro Lancaster bomber ‘S for Sugar’, of No 467 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, is prepared for its 97th operational sortie at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. 85 more words


One finger, one thumb...keep moving!

In my job, no two days are the same and last week they definitely weren’t!

Who knew that learning about diabetes (type 2) prevention could be so much fun! 1,137 more words


Free money to celebrate with!

The National Lottery has launched a brand new fund called Celebrate! which aims to help communities get together just for the fun of it.  75 more words

East Midlands

Examining my NADs.

In her blog A Family Tapestry Jacqui Stevens asks the question: “Who are all these people?” about the names thrown up by Ancestry’s combined DNA and tree matching facility. 696 more words