Exciting heritage activities on and around the Bath Grounds last summer

Funded by grants of £40,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £20,000 from North West Leicestershire District Council, the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds'  Improved Accessibility and Heritage Project has improved awareness of the Grounds’ fascinating history and increased their use by the public and visitors to Ashby. 
The Project commenced in September 2015 and is now complete. It has included construction of a new footpath and heritage trail around the Bath Grounds and a host of community heritage education activities - "Have a Go" archaeology; community mosaics; walks and talks; children's education boxes; a new film and ballad; and a revised book on the Ivanhoe Baths and Spa.

Public Exhibition now available as PowerPoint presentation.

The Project closing exhibition at Ashby Library was a great success. You can see all the images from the exhibition by downloading this PowerPoint presentation.

Film of Project Activities to July 2016 made by Pudding Bag Productions

As well as construction of the new footpath and heritage trail, exciting heritage activities took place throughout last summer, including;



Lots more details on each activity can be found on the Links or Activities tab above.

The final Project activity is a Free Public Exhibition in Ashby Library, scheduled for January 21st to February 11th 2017. This shows all the great events that have taken place over the year as part of the Project, including the key results from the 'Have a Go' Archaeology. The exhibition is in the back room of the library and open to the public during most normal library opening hours (except when special events are being held in the room).

The Exhibition was opened by Ashby Mayor, Mike Ball.