186 visitors came to see the project and to gain a fuller understanding of the benefits the community heritage centre will bring.
|Visitors view the location for the heritage centre which is pegged out on the ground|
The plans for the heritage centre, museum and tea room were on display and our architect was available to answer questions about the design and how the historic buildings will come together. In addition to this there were tours of the heritage centre site, which has the positions of the heritage centre, tea room and museum staked out on the ground, so visitors can see scale and position.
|Visitors see the proposed historic quarry recreation area at Nunckley Hill|
In addition to this there was a stall selling home made cakes and plants to raise money towards the match funding we need to release the £540k grant to build the centre, the Mountsorrel Railway Project display stand was also there, explaining the history of the railway and the story of its restoration.
|Young project volunteers staff the cake stall|
|Rothley History Society's plant stall|
|First of the new Nunckley Trail information boards. Note the Braille panel in the bottom right|
Tomorrow, Saturday March 29th is our second open day, so if you missed last Saturday please come along and see us. The weather promises to be fine and we'll have everything running again including the plant and cake stalls. If you would like to "sponsor a brick" then they'll be a stall where you can do that as well.
|Mountsorrel Railway Project stand|
Members of the Mountsorrel Heritage Group and the Rothley History Society will be there to answer questions about the historical displays that will be on show in the heritage centre when it is completed.
|Visitors tour the area for the recreation stone masons' huts|