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Cross Green 2010

Welcome to Rothley on the edge of the Charnwood Forest and a village full of history. From the Chapel of the Knights Templar to the village with the most cruck cottages in Leicestershire you will find much to interest you in our website. If you are new to the village or seeking information we hope that you enjoy our welcome, shops and history.




Organised by Charnwood Roots, a project exploring the fascinating history of Charnwood Forest and the surrounding towns and villages. Rothley is the centre of the biggest archaeological event in Leicestershire-THE BIG DIG

The Big Dig will be led by the Charnwood Roots Team with archaeologists from the University of Leicester and local volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to either help with the digging of a one metre pit in a designated area within the village or working at the Village Hall in Fowke Street washing and processing the finds

Around 30 residents have volunteered their gardens so we are looking for volunteers handy with a spade! All equipment and training provided. No previous experience needed. All ages welcome.
Have great fun this weekend digging, sorting, washing and finally celebrate with a big get- together of all volunteers at the Rothley Centre on Sunday evening with supper and a bar.

Please contact Charnwood Roots 0116 2525946 or e-mail charnwoodroots@le.ac.uk

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To learn more about the Festival of Archaeology being launched on the 10th July in Leicester please click on the following link:

For further information, help or support please contact the Site Administrator Marion Vincent 0116 2375156 or vincent.mbe82@yahoo.co.uk

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Alfred Davies

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