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The Memorial Clock Tower project is now well underway and next week you will see the work beginning at Memorial Square with the scaffolding going up.

However, the project extends beyond the physical repairs with the Heritage Lottery funding supporting a range of activities that will involve local communities in finding out more about the individuals listed on the memorial, as well as collecting stories about Memorial Square over the last century.

Local primary school children and college students will engage 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.

During the summer months we are planning several community events along with joining those that are established in the local events calendar. News of these will appear here and on the Choose Coalville Twitter and Facebook pages. We are using the hashtag #CoalvilleMemorials so please use this to join in the conversation.

Throughout the project we will adding our posts and those that receive from others 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

Belvoirdale Primary School

Children from Belvoirdale Primary School will be visiting 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. They will also be set an exciting challenge by the leader of the Council, Bev Smith. We will be reporting on their site visit and getting their reactions to their big challenge in a couple of weeks…watch this space.

As part of their project, the school children will also be helping 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