Buckminster and Sewstern Launch 17/10/17

Buckminster and Sewstern was officially launched at Buckminster Village Hall on the 17th of October 2017. Several residents and former residents attended the event and VCH Leicestershire patron, Sir Lyonel Tollemache, who kindly wrote the foreword to the book was also present. Displays included remnants of Sewstern's lost medieval chapel and author, Pam Fisher, gave a talk introducing some of the key themes of the book. 

This is the second Short from VCH Leicestershire after Castle Donington was published earlier in 2017. Buckminster and Sewstern the book reveals the fascinating history of these two contrasting villages which were joined together within a single parish for most of their history. Completely different economic and social profiles, which stretch back many centuries, add a perhaps unexpected layer to this rich and varied history of a parish in rural north-east Leicestershire. 

Copies are available to purchase through this website or via Leicestershire VCH at 5 Salisbury Road, Leicester, LE1 7QR (email address: leicsvch@le.ac.uk).