Tuesday October 13th, 2015, in the panel room at
Evington House, Evington Park, Leicester.
6.30pm refreshments, 7pm start. Questions at 8.30pm.
Buses 22/22A/22B Get off at Main St, Evington.
Cars: set satnav to LE5 6EA for car park.
Medieval carvings in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire's churches contain a wealth of ignored medieval
sculpture in both stone and wood depicting a wide variety of subjects
including grotesque beasties, so-called 'Green Men' and even rather
rude exhibitionists. In 2009 Leicestershire County Council instigated
a project to photograph and record all the medieval carvings inside
and outside the churches of Leicestershire and Rutland. So far about
six thousand carvings have been recorded, offering significant
insights into this neglected aspect of life in the centuries before
the Battle of Bosworth.
Bob Trubshaw has been researching and writing about local medieval
carvings for over twenty years. He is the author of numerous books
and articles about local history, folklore and archaeology.