Celebrating the last 100 years of the people and community of Littleover
The centenary of the end of World War One is on 11th November this year and we thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on the last 100 years of life in Littleover. In 1918 there were less than 1500 people in the village and between the wars the housing and population increased dramatically, eventually growing to the population of over 20,000 today.
We are celebrating Littleover100 with three events
Village Gala Day Saturday 15 September 11am to 3pm on the Glebe Land by St Peter’s Church Hall on Shepherd Street next to The White Swan. Stalls, live music, a chance to talk to those who live and work in the village, chat to people who’ve lived here all their lives, join a club, develop a new skill, play games, enter the Bake Off Competition, check out the history and have a cup of tea and some cake. Everyone welcome, everything is free.
Bake Off Competition - for more information and an entry form, click here
If you want to run an activity or offer a stall, click here to email the office
Heritage Trail – a series of 16 sites identified around the village that have played a significant part in our history. From The Hollow to Post Office, the churches and the pubs – lots of photographs and history to share. The trail will be on display from September to November.
Remembrance Trail – you may remember we began this trail in 2014 to commemorate the outbreak of the war – identifying the homes of the men who died and whose names are recorded on the War Memorial. We’ve now identified more places and so the trail has almost doubled. Walk around the village and read the names of the men, in the houses where they grew up. The trail will be on display from September to November.