ELFs was formed in January 2010 and consists of a group of friends, mainly from the village of East Leake, who meet on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month in the room off the courtyard of the Nag’s Head pub (14 Main Street, LE12 6PG) in East Leake. We enjoy playing and singing … [Read more...]
The Scandals of Sherwood Forest!
Everyone is familiar with the tales of Robin Hood, but at the last meeting of the East Leake & District Local History Society Adrian Grey gave members an illuminating talk about the Top Ten Scandals of Sherwood Forest - and none involving the men dressed in green. The Dukeries was an area of … [Read more...]
After years of planning the new sports pavilion is now open!
On Saturday 19th November, the New Sports Pavilion on Costock Road, East Leake was officially opened by the Mayor of Rushcliffe and former Nottingham Forest captain, John McGovern. It has taken a few years to come to fruition with a lot of blood sweat and tears, but it got there eventually thanks … [Read more...]
You never know what you might dig up…
Members of The East Leake & District Local History Society were given an insight into one of the most exciting archaeological findings of recent times, here in the East Midlands, when Peter Liddle, former County Archaeologist for Leicestershire, gave an interesting talk on The Rutland Roman … [Read more...]
East Leake WI sworn to secrecy about ‘whodunit’!
East Leake WI were delighted to welcome 3 new members and 4 visitors to our October meeting as a result of our efforts to spread the word that, while we embrace the traditional values of the WI, we are shaped by our local members and the lovely village community in which we live. It has been … [Read more...]
Friends of Meadow Park – November update
A very good turnout of volunteers enabled a lot of work to be completed on the working morning in October. One group dug up the three trees in the Arboretum that have died and enlarged the holes so that new trees can be planted at the end of November/beginning of December. The Downy Birch, Sweet … [Read more...]
ELAPs Christmas Panto
Christmas is coming and that means East Leake Amateur Players (ELAPs) are gearing up for their annual Christmas panto. This year it’s “Goldilocks And The Three Bears” written by Annette McQuillan. Join in the fun as Goldilocks and her friends battle an evil queen and her sinister ally. Cheer … [Read more...]
Friends of Meadow Park – October update
There was a break in at our store in the Parish Depot between the Friday evening and Monday evening (16th–19th September) where all our new battery electrical equipment - made by EGO was taken, this consisted of: Leaf Blower • Power Head unit • Hedge trimmer attachment • Brush Cutter … [Read more...]
Postman Pat comes to East Leake
You wouldn’t expect a history talk to begin with a cartoon, but the East Leake & District Local History Society meeting began with Postman Pat & His Black and White Cat! The talk was on “The Robins and the History of the Post Office”, Robins being the nickname for postmen in the 1800s … [Read more...]
Local residents race to see Tour of Britain
Thousands of local residents and visitors lined the streets to support and encourage the Tour of Britain cyclists for Stage 5 of the race. September 2022 saw the third running of the race in the borough which passed through the streets of Rushcliffe before travelling north through the county … [Read more...]
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