Andy Warren

“I were married there!” – a new display for June 2023

Our new wedding-themed display is now open in the Old Laundry at Belgrave Hall. Featuring photographs of weddings in Belgrave (many at St. Peter’s) and information about the people in the photographs, the display is complemented by the display of a wedding dress featured in one of the photographs – come and see the display […]

Newsletters and forms

The latest newsletter can be read by clicking on the “newsletter” button at the top of each page. Previous newsletters are available via the links below. Newsletter 7 – January 2023 If you would like to join the Belgrave Heritage Trust, our application form can be downloaded here. The form shows details of where to […]

Our Guest Speaker for May – FELICITY AUSTIN

As part of our forthcoming month-long exhibition at Belgrave Hall entitled “I WERE MARRIED THERE”, our first talk at Cross Corners for 2023 was given by Felicity Austin. The subject of Felicity’s talk was “100 Years of Weddings” – a subject that, at first glance, may not have appealed to the gentlemen in the audience. […]

The Annual General Meeting – April 2023

On Saturday 22nd April 2023 the Trust held the 2023 AGM at the Village Hall in Birstall. 5 of the 7 Trustees were in attendance – Richard Norburn, Carolyn Hindocha, Sandra Moore, Nick Fathers and John Dixey. Apologies were received from Andy Warren and Jayne Cordiner. There were 11 members and 4 non members present. […]

Our “New Look” at Belgrave Hall – can you help?

When we were  invited to use the “old Laundry” room in 2022, we had very little time to plan the layout. The room was set up very quickly and not to our total satisfaction, but we decided to leave it for the season and learn what did, and more importantly what didn’t, work from a […]

A report on the History and Heritage Show, Wigston, 25th February 2023

The event, consisting of a number of local history groups, was held on Saturday 25th February 2023 at the Menphys Hub, Bassett Street, South Wigston. Three Trustees – Carolyn, Sandra and Nick – manned the BHT stand, and declared the day to have been a great success, not only for the Trust but for the […]

Centenary of the Death of Margaret Ellis of Belgrave Hall

Following the death of John Ellis  in 1862, his daughters continued to live at Belgrave Hall. On Friday 30th March, 1923, Margaret Ellis (the last surviving Ellis sister) died at home in the Hall. Three days later, on Easter Monday (the 2nd April) she was taken to Belgrave Cemetery to be laid alongside her sisters. […]