Hoby & District Local History Society Lecture

The Dean of Leicester, David Monteith, will give a talk on ‘Leicester Cathedral Revealed – yesterday, today & tomorrow’ at the Hoby & District Local History Society on Wednesday 17th January, 7.30pm, Hoby Village Hall LE14 3DT. All are welcome; the price for non-members is £2.00 (pay on door) or visit www.hobyanddistricthistory.co.uk for more information.
There has been a St Martins church on the site since at least Norman times, and quite possibly considerably longer. Whilst excavating for foundations for a new spire in the 1860s, builders found clear evidence of a significant Roman building on the site, possibly a temple. Two pillar bases excavated at the time are currently held in safe storage by the city council. David will chart some of the major developments and look ahead to the plans which are currently being developed to complete the re-ordering work by 2020 through a £11.3 million project called ‘Leicester Cathedral Revealed’.
David Monteith has been Dean of Leicester since 2013. He led the process which resulted in the completion of the first stage of major reordering in the cathedral building since 1927. This included everything associated with the re-interment of King Richard III. 
The Hoby & District Local History Society is a voluntary organisation. The Society brings together people from all walks of life who are interested in the local history of the Leicestershire villages of Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby and the District around them. The society was founded in 2013 as part of a village First World War research project for which it received a National Lottery Grant.