Castle Donington Launch - 22/03/2017

On 22nd March 2017, Leicestershire VCH Trust were pleased to welcome distinguished guests and many interested people to their launch event at Donington Hall to celebrate the publication of Castle Donington, the first book in the Leicestershire VCH series since 1964.

Speaking at the event was Michael Lee, who recalled how he researched and wrote a history of Castle Donington for the VCH in 1951, on the suggestion of Professor W.G. Hoskins, when he was aged just 19. It was never published, but has now been extended and updated by co-author Pamela Fisher. The book, which brings together the story of this community from earliest times to the present day, is available from the School of Advanced Study: http://store.london.ac.uk/product-catalogue/school-of-advanced-study-publications/institute-of-historical-research/victoria-county-history/the-victoria-history-of-leicestershire-castle-donington and is also available as an ebook.