Welcome to Burton Overy
May 31st – Spectaculars Summer Party (proceeds to DWB campaign)
June 2nd - Scarecrow MaKing Workship, Village Hall from 11am to 1pm.
Jun 22nd - Midsummer "Black and White Ball" (SOLD OUT)
Jun 29-30th – Scarecrow Festival - in aid of DWB campaign
Proposed Summer Party / Fete, date tbc
Sept 7th Village Show
Oct 11th Curry evening and quiz.
Possible Auction in aid of DWB campaign
Dec 6th, 7th, 8th Christmas Tree Festival Fair
Dec 13th Christmas Cake and quiz
Dec 31st New Years Eve Ball Black Tie
Please note this is a provisional list and subject to change. Also more events may be added. Details on events will be give here nearer the time.
All events are in the Village Hall unless otherwise specified.
The Origin on the name of Burton Overy
In ancient writings, the village was referred to as Burtone, Burton Novrey, and later Burton Overy. It is seated in a valley on the brook, which rises in the lordship of Frisby, near Gaulby. It is bounded on the west by Great Glen, on the north by Little Stretton and Norton, on the east by Carlton and Ilston and on the south by Kibworth and a small part of Wistow. It is nearly equidistant from Leicester and Harborough – about 9 miles from each, and in the ecclesiastical division of the county, which is within the deanery of Gartree.
Burton Overy has a long history, and is well documented back to the reign of Edward the Confessor in The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, by John Nichols (Volume II)
- Burton Overy on Wikipedia
- Burton Overy Parish Walks
- Burton Overy on Google Maps.
- Photo Gallery of Burton Overy Village Scenes
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