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Wordsworth in Leicestershire Wordsworth in Leicestershire
Between 1806 and 1807, William Wordsworth lived and worked in Coleorton near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. Today Coleorton is an unremarkable village in the midst of an ex-coal mining area. A couple of centuries earlier, however, Coleorton was a major destination for 19th-century artists and writers...
Marking Time: Voices from Ba.. Marking Time: Voices from Ba..
Bardon is a lost village of Leicestershire, demolished in 1989 to make way for a quarry and it's inhabitants rehoused. Marking Time is a record of Bardon Village by the people who lived there. Oral history, creative writing and visual art work undertaken with school children all combine to tell the story...
Getting the Coal Getting the Coal
Getting the Coal tells the story of a Leicestershire mining community, in the words of the people who lived there, from the early years of the 20th century to the closure of the pits in the 1990s. Work and home life, childhood, the perils of toiling underground, sports and pastimes, two world wars, unions...
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