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32 Main Street,
Melton Mowbray,
LE14 3DT


Peter Liddle, archaeologist, will give a talk on "Bradgate Park – what lies beneath the Bracken” to the Hoby & District Local History Society. Bradgate Park is probably Leicestershire's best known tourist attraction. Very few Leicestershire people have failed to walk around the Park - but beneath the bracken is a fascinating story of earlier users going back to the end of the Ice Age, with hunter-gatherer camps, possible Iron Age and Roman settlements, the medieval park, the Tudor mansion and a Georgian racecourse. The University of Leicester is one year into a 5 year study of the Park's long and eventful history but already the results are exciting
Peter Liddle has worked in Leicestershire Archaeology for over 40 years as an excavator, survey officer, museum curator, community archaeologist and Head of the County’s archaeological team. He was awarded an MBE for services to community archaeology and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.
The Hoby & District Local History Society is a voluntary organisation. The Society brings together people from all walks of life who are interested in the local history of the Leicestershire villages of Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby and the District around them. The society was founded in 2013 as part of a village First World War research project for which it received a National Lottery Grant.

Opening details

Starts at 19.30, park in the road by Hoby village Hall


Tickets: Members Free, Guests £2.00 pay on door


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Map reference: SK 670175  Lat: 52.75113 Long: -1.00847