Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Beaumanor History Fair

April 7, 2018

On April 15th, 2018, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society will be hosting another History Fair. This year the Fair will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, with local museums, projects, and history groups exhibiting their research on how the conflict affected the people of Leicester and Leicestershire.

Over 30 stallholders will be exhibiting on the day, including: the Western Front Association (Leics. & Rutland Branch); Century of Stories project; Unknown Soldier (Military Archive & Soldier Research); Leics. & Rutland At Risk War Memorials Project; the museum services of both Leicester City and County councils, and many local museums and history groups.

The day will also have an Archaeology Roadshow. Here visitors will be able to handle ancient artefacts, bring their own items in to be identified by experts, and view part of the Roman mosaic unearthed last Summer during excavations at the former Stibbe site in Leicester city centre. Alongside this, visitors can find out how to get involved with local groups such as Leicestershire Fieldworkers, the Bosworth Links project, and the Young Archaeologists Club.  Visit the Fieldworkers bookstall and pick up a bargain book, also books about WWI on sale.

A programme of talks will run throughout the day and there will also be a dramatised Court-Martial – based on original records from 1918 – of a soldier in the Leicestershire Regiment.

For further information about booking for the talks and day please click here