Ashby de la Zouch Museum
North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1HU
Coleorton Reference Books
Samuel T Stewart’s reference books about Coleorton are available at Ashby Museum.
“Coleorton and the Beaumonts” Exhibition
8 March - 5 April 2010
An exciting opportunity to see photographs and original documents compiled over many years by the late John Crocker. This new temporary exhibition gave people the opportunity to learn more about the village of Coleorton and its association with the Beaumont family who were “Lords of the Manor” for over five hundred years.
During March a new display board on the history of Coleorton village was unveiled. The Coleorton Parish Council, who have contributed to the costs of the display board, were present at the opening ceremony on 19th March. The Coleorton Village Display Board is now a permanent exhibit in the North Street Museum.
Museum Volunteer John Macdonald, who has been working on the collection said “Most of the material, which includes photographs and original documents, has been taken from the vast amount of research bequeathed to the museum by the late John Crocker who, as well as working at Coleorton Hall, was a very well respected local historian. This exhibition will give Museum visitors the opportunity to obtain some insight into the quality of research carried out by John Crocker, which is now available at the museum.”
Councillor Paul Buswell, Chairman Grainne Kelly and Heritage Warden John MacDonald at the unveiling of the Coleorton Village display board which will be a permanent feature at the Museum.
You can find more about the Beaumont family from the links on our History page - in particular the George Inn and the Coleorton Hall web sites have lots of information about the Beaumonts and Coleorton Hall where they lived.
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