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Phase one of the Memorial Clock Tower project is nearly complete, with the majority of the work now done to the tower itself.

The restored clock faces have been returned to their home at the top of the tower and the scaffold will come down soon in time for Remembrance events,

Phase two of the project will involve work to the plinth and the steps that hold the tower. This work will take place after Remembrance events.

However, the project extends beyond the physical repairs, with the Heritage Lottery funding supporting a range of activities that have involved local communities.

Soon, a touring exhibition These Names Are Lamps of Sacrifice will visit local venues in and around Coalville, taking the story of the Coalville Memorial Clock Tower and other memorials in the local area out into our communities.

Local primary school children and college students have worked with the project at various stages allowing them to be hands-on and learn more about the areas past, those local people who have given their lives in world conflicts and those who have given their support during these times in other ways.

Throughout the project we have been adding our posts on the project blog

We need your help.

We’re looking for information about Memorial Square to inform our education pack and exhibition.

Please tell us what you know about the Clock Tower and surrounding area. We’re investigating the buildings, businesses and people that lived and worked around Coalville’s Memorial Square over the last century.

Do you have any old photos, postcards or other relevant documents you can share?

Did any of your relatives work at Stableford waggon works, ‘Grieves’ Needle Works or other local companies or retailers around the Square; or perhaps your relatives lived in Deputies Row, on Ashby Road?

To let us know that you have something to share or want to find out more about this exciting project please send a message to: history@memorialclocktower.org.uk or give us ring on: 01530 229690

If you have an image that you wish to share with us and others then please add it to your Twitter or Facebook page using the hashtag #CoalvilleMemorials

 

Your memories of Memorial Square and the Clock Tower have helped with our research whilst also helping to enhance the historic record of Leicestershire.

Listen to the memories recorded during special sessions in July 2018.

Click on the images to download a pdf version of the flyers

Belvoirdale Primary School

Children from Belvoirdale Primary School visited the Clock Tower and Memorial Square on Wednesday 6 June to learn about how it has changed over the years, with the help and expert guidance of Coalville Heritage Society.

As part of their project, the school children also helped to gather reminiscences from local people about Memorial Square and the Clock Tower.

If you have a story to tell, please get in touch by ‘phone: 01530 229690 or email: history@memorialclocktower.org.uk