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Old March 7th, 2017, 09:45 PM   #601
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Leicester Castle Great Hall refurb now complete:

http://m.leicestermercury.co.uk/insi...ail/story.html
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I'm pleased this has seen investment but where do we, the public, stand? Yes, one of the oldest buildings in our City has been refurbished and given a new lease of life, but it's still as good as locked up. Is it right that a University owns such a building? What do the rest of you think?
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Old March 8th, 2017, 09:15 AM   #603
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It is leased to DMU and yes it is very annoying about the lack of public access. But at the moment the Great Hall shall open to the public on the last Sunday of every month (from May) as part of Heritage Sundays:

http://www.visitleicester.info/thing...itage-sundays/
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Old September 18th, 2017, 07:21 PM   #604
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Nice photo of the Castle Hall, from Turret Gateway.

Also the "entrance" to the tunnel used by Black Annis. Can you spot it?


https://twitter.com/DMUintoffice/sta...62108200206336
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Old September 18th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #605
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Nice one here too:


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Old September 18th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #606
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The new steps down to Castle Gardens.


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Old October 10th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #607
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Off on a bit of a tangent here, so apologies.

I was recently watching a documentary about Jerusalem and the First and Second Temples. This led me to do a bit more research and fairly recently, an underground area of the Temple grounds was excavated to make a tunnel.

The "waste" from the excavation was dismissed as containing no important finds, but some activists questioned this, found where the material had been deposited and discovered lots of amazing artifacts.

I remember a little while ago, the Mercury contained a story about the Wharf Street slums in Leicester. The buildings had been cleared and the waste was taken via hundreds of lorry journeys to Syston and buried in a huge hole. This is now covered by a park in the town centre.

That got me thinking. There are rumours that a lot of artifacts were found when the Southgates Underpass and St Nicholas Circle were constructed. But to prevent any time delays, these were just carted off and land-filled.

I wonder where to? There would have been material from 2000 years or more, of Leicester's history.

The names of people in Roman Leicester that we know at the moment:

1. Servandus
Curse Tablet writer
Tablet placed inside wall
Vine Street
Item stolen - Cloak

Named on the Servandus Curse

2. Silvester
3. Germanus
4. Rigomandus
5. Cunovendus
6. Regalis
7. Senilis
8. Venustinus
9. Vorvena
10. Calaminus
11. Felicianus
12. Rufaedo
13. Vendicina
14. Ingenuinus
15. Luvetius
16. Alocus
17. Cennosus
18. Senedo
19. Senicianus
20. Nigella

21. Sabinianus
Curse Tablet writer
Tablet thrown in Septisonium (One of only four Temples with a fountain in the Roman Empire)
Vine Street
Item stolen - Silver coins

Named on the Sabinianus Curse

22. Similis
23. Cupitus
24. Lochita

Soldier
25. Marcus Ulpius Novantico

26. Verecunda - found on pottery
27. Lucius - found on pottery
28. Primus - name on tile
29. Bitudacus - found on pottery
30. Conna - found on pottery
31. Icotasgus - found on Mortarium
32. Maporix - found on pottery
33. Velugna - found on pottery

We must have lost so many other names in this corporation vandalism.
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Old October 10th, 2017, 08:02 PM   #608
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Off on a bit of a tangent here, so apologies.



I was recently watching a documentary about Jerusalem and the First and Second Temples. This led me to do a bit more research and fairly recently, an underground area of the Temple grounds was excavated to make a tunnel.



The "waste" from the excavation was dismissed as containing no important finds, but some activists questioned this, found where the material had been deposited and discovered lots of amazing artifacts.



I remember a little while ago, the Mercury contained a story about the Wharf Street slums in Leicester. The buildings had been cleared and the waste was taken via hundreds of lorry journeys to Syston and buried in a huge hole. This is now covered by a park in the town centre.



That got me thinking. There are rumours that a lot of artifacts were found when the Southgates Underpass and St Nicholas Circle were constructed. But to prevent any time delays, these were just carted off and land-filled.



I wonder where to? There would have been material from 2000 years or more, of Leicester's history.



The names of people in Roman Leicester that we know at the moment:



1. Servandus

Curse Tablet writer

Tablet placed inside wall

Vine Street

Item stolen - Cloak



Named on the Servandus Curse



2. Silvester

3. Germanus

4. Rigomandus

5. Cunovendus

6. Regalis

7. Senilis

8. Venustinus

9. Vorvena

10. Calaminus

11. Felicianus

12. Rufaedo

13. Vendicina

14. Ingenuinus

15. Luvetius

16. Alocus

17. Cennosus

18. Senedo

19. Senicianus

20. Nigella



21. Sabinianus

Curse Tablet writer

Tablet thrown in Septisonium (One of only four Temples with a fountain in the Roman Empire)

Vine Street

Item stolen - Silver coins



Named on the Sabinianus Curse



22. Similis

23. Cupitus

24. Lochita



Soldier

25. Marcus Ulpius Novantico



26. Verecunda - found on pottery

27. Lucius - found on pottery

28. Primus - name on tile

29. Bitudacus - found on pottery

30. Conna - found on pottery

31. Icotasgus - found on Mortarium

32. Maporix - found on pottery

33. Velugna - found on pottery



We must have lost so many other names in this corporation vandalism.


Very interesting.
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Petition to save the Garden Street Back-to-Backs from that hideous scheme:

https://www.change.org/p/leicester-c...share_petition
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Part of the former Fenwick store given Grade II Listed status:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/ne...granted-630497
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Old October 26th, 2017, 11:18 AM   #611
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Many buildings still on the ‘at risk’ register, including surprisingly the recently refurbished Castle Great Hall:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/ne...new-680205.amp
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Have they not sorted out John of Gaunt's Cellar? Thought that was part of the refurbishment plans? Seems to be the main problem with the Castle Great Hall.
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Apparently not and I don’t think it will be sorted out anytime soon. That’s probably the reason the building is still ‘at risk’.
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DMU taking over more of the castle precincts. This time 6 & 7 Castle View:

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20172369

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20172372
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Whilst this ruins my plan for a Leicester Working Heritage Museum - at least the buildings will be preserved and secured for the future; when I've won the Lottery.

I take it the buildings in question are the second and third from the right?

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Whilst this ruins my plan for a Leicester Working Heritage Museum - at least the buildings will be preserved and secured for the future; when I've won the Lottery.

I take it the buildings in question are the second and third from the right?


I believe so.

...oh and Good Luck with the endeavour.
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Might have a word with Cassie and her dad about crowd funding...
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Might have a word with Cassie and her dad about crowd funding...

Worth a try! lol
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