Chairman’s fundraising tour of home town

Published Tuesday 9 August 2016

Special guests and dignitaries were given a unique insight into Lutterworth’s fascinating heritage during a fundraising tour of the town.

HDC Chairman's fundraising tour

Harborough District Council chairman, Councillor Janette Ackerley, hosted her civic colleagues from around the county on a tour of her home town of Lutterworth, to raise funds for her chosen charity, Rainbows.

Guests invited were the High Sheriff, Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Mayor of Melton Borough Council, Mayor of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, and the Mayor of Lutterworth Town Council.

The civic party enjoyed a visit to the recently renovated Lutterworth Museum, guided by museum volunteer Geoff Smith, to learn of the local connection to Sir Frank Whittle and the invention of the jet engine.

They also visited St Mary’s Parish Church for a tour by former church warden Tony Hirons who shared some of the history of former rector John Wycliffe, church reformer, who first translated the bible into English in 1382.

The tour concluded with afternoon tea at Lutterworth Golf Club.


Pictured: (l-r) Bill Liquorish Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Janette Ackerley Chairman of Harborough District Council, Richard Allen Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Doreen Hammond guest of HDC Chairman, Geraldine Robinson Mayor of Lutterworth, Robert Eaton Mayor of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council and consort Lynda Eaton