Only Remembered A Great Success!

The Only Remembered tribute concert to those who served in the Great War by Roots Community Singers proved a huge success with the Charles Booth centre at Thringstone packed to capacity. The choir put on an anti-war show paying tribute to the men, women and animals that served and died in the First World War […]

Only Remembered First World War Tribute Concert

Roots Community Singers mark the 100 year Armistice of the First World War this November with a unique tribute concert consisting of songs from the folk tradition, story telling and poetry all set to a back drop of evocative images reflecting the times and events of a conflict which left few unscathed and which had […]

Fabulous Young ‘Uns Workshop!

We laughed a lot, we learnt a lot! What an amazing day we had with The Young ‘Uns at Thringstone Community Centre. In spite of the awful wintery weather which still gripped the country after a week of icy blasts over 60 workshop participants braved the conditions for what turned out to be a superb […]

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CHARNWOOD NOON COLUMN WALK

This lovely walk begins and ends at Villa Barra Hill nature reserve.   There is parking at Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve. This car park can be found by taking the A511 (old A50) travelling towards Leicester. Approx. 2 miles beyond the ring road round Coalville and before reaching junction 22 of the M1 take […]

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NEEDWOOD AND SOUTH DERBYSHIRE NOON COLUMN WALK

This Noon column walk begins and ends at Jackson’s Bank car park.   Jackson’s Bank car park (Grid Ref: SK139.232) is situated in woodland on the right-hand side of the minor road (off A515) leading from Newchurch to Hoar Cross. The walk is 5 miles and a little hillier than the other walks with approx. […]

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MEASE AND SENCE NOON COLUMN WALK

This walk begins and ends at Grange Wood in South Derbyshire. (Please note, this is nowhere near Sence Valley Country Park, Ibstock!) There is a small car park (Grid Ref: SK265.143) in Grange Wood which is situated on the right-hand side of the minor road leading from Overseal to Coton in the Elms. The postcode […]

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MELBOURNE PARKLANDS NOON COLUMN WALK

This walk begins at the Staunton Harold Nursery and winds its way through the Staunton estate to the secretive nature reserve at Dimminsdale before returning to the Noon Column. There is plenty of parking at the back of Staunton Harold Nursery – LE65 1RU (car park charge £1) Directions to Noon Column: Walk out of […]

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Noon Column Walks – A Jolly Good Walk With A Difference!

During the summer of 2017 ROOTS Community Singers took their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. These walks are now available as electronic downloads for everyone to enjoy! There are six walks in the series ranging from easy to moderate and […]

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