22nd May 2016: Villagers and guests gathered to celebrate with picnics, tea and cakes. Games were played, the flags flew and the sun shone.
Arts & Crafts Weekend
A steady stream of visitors weaved their way around an art and craft filled village hall in Dadlington over a recent August weekend. The stalls displayed a wide variety of things for sale and demonstrated a wealth of talent within our locality. Amongst the items on offer were ceramics, papercraft, knitwear, wooden ornaments and glass pendants. There was also a display of paintings from the Art Club who meet on Wednesdays, every week at the hall. A marquee outside the hall provided the opportunity for browsers to take some light refreshment before embarking with renewed vigour on finding that perfect gift or bargain.
Exploding Cannons, Misleading Maps & Murky Marshland
Dadlington is blessed with not one, but two of Bosworth
Battlefield Centre’s guides. Over time, John Whitehead and
Eddie Smallwood have amassed an amazing amount of
knowledge, not only to do with the battle, but also about the
events that led up to it, what it was like to be a soldier in
medieval times and the evidence that places the site of the
battle straddling the Fenn Lanes. A small group of us
interested locals spent four and a half hours with them on a
warm Saturday morning, following them through fields and
along green lanes, and visiting the key locations of that fateful day in 1485.
To discover more about the history of the hall and events of bygone years visit the Dadlington History Website.