Launch of new VCH paperback

Leicestershire VCH Trust has just published the first book in the Leicestershire VCH series since 1964. The paperback history of Castle Donington was launched at well-attended reception held in Donington Hall on 22 March. The formal proceedings were opened by the Trust’s President, and Lord Lieutenant of the county, Jennifer, Lady Gretton. 

Castle Donington is a fascinating place. Best known today for its airport and motor racing track, it was once a medieval town, with a castle, hospital, market and fair. Standing on the south bank of the Trent, a ferry, watermills and fishing were also important, as were the osiers which grew by the river and provided the raw material for the local basketry industry. The book is available through the online store, or for Kindle.