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Leicester Cathedral Revealed - what the archaeology tells us about life in Leicester

Updated: Apr 21

Join us to learn about a snapshot of Leicester life over the last 2,000 years - from under our Cathedral grounds.

Tuesday 21 May 2024, 7.30pm

Markfield Methodist Church, Main Street, Markfield LE67 9UU

(we will be in the main Church, which is a large space and fully accessible)

Speaker: Mathew Morris

Leicester Cathedral was the parish church of St Martin's until it became the Cathedral in 1927. The recent deep excavations for the construction of the new heritage and learning centre in the Cathedral Gardens have revealed a fascinating snapshot of life in Leicester over the past 2,000 years - from a possible Roman shrine to a burial ground in use from the late Saxon period to the 19th century.

Mathew Morris from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services will reveal the archaeology found during the construction, what it tells us about the lives of the people of St Martin's parish in the centre of Leicester, and its significance for the story of Leicester.

Mathew was directly involved in both the King Richard III and Cathedral Revealed excavations.

Leicester Cathedral Revealed is a £12.7m restoration of the Grade II* Cathedral, made possible with the Heritage Fund.

Free of charge for Markfield Local History Group members.

£3 per adult visitor - no booking required, there is lots of space in the Church.

New Group members are always welcome, the charge is £8 per year (January to January).

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