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Melton Heritage Trail

King Street

King Street

Contact

Melton Carnegie Museum

0116 305 3860

Address

Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,
LE13 1XB

Details

From the top of Windsor Street, you can see the United Reformed Church straight ahead. This was originally a Congregationalist Chapel built in 1822 and they previously met in Sharpes Yard behind the Golden Fleece. It cost £2,000 and the vicar of St Mary's Church, Dr Ford, donated money saying 'Well there is work enough for us both, those who keep the best tap will have the most custom.'

On to King Street, you will see the old County Technical College, now Brooksby Melton College, which offered lessons in carpentry, bricklaying, dressmaking, welding and agricultural mechanics. The Town Estate, historically promoters of education, leased the land to the County Council for 299 years at a cost of 25p annually. King Edward VII school on Burton Road was attended by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, who took part in many dramatic productions.

Finally, you will come to the Regal Cinema built in art deco style in 1934 by local builder, Denman's. It was fitted with a CinemaScope screen in the 1950s which required a curved screen for widescreen projection and has since hosted bingo. It has recently been refurbished and reopened.

Trail: Melton Heritage Trail

Waypoint: 19

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Map reference: SK 753192  Lat: 52.76547 Long: -0.88440