Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Leicester`s History Preserved

Earlier this month, Leicester Civic Society launched their `At Risk` War Memorials Project. They are asking for the public`s help to trace four missing memorials and they are also appealing for more information on two servicemen whose memorials they have rescued.

The two sites involved are St Saviour`s and St Michael`s & All Angels, both churches and both in Leicester City I believe.

More information can be found here ;

If you are interested in this issue you may also like to see my article `War Memorials`, posted 13 June 2012 at .

The Leics Civic Soc has also joined the campaign by a local councillor for a statue to commemorate suffragette Alice Hawkins (1863 - 1946), who lived in Leicester for most of her life, working as a machinist at a local shoe factory and also raising a family there ;

 Alice Hawkins
 Alice Hawkins` descendants run a memorial website in her honour, `Alice Hawkins Suffragette ; A  Sister of Freedom`. A link to the site can be found by clicking on the Civic Society link directly above this picture.

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