Public Toilets

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The Flower Shop

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Do you want to sell your unwanted items? Are you looking for that special something? Maybe you would like swap your unused items for something you can use?
Sorry, no properties, cars or commercial ads.

To advertise for free in this column please email me with the details.

Items for Sale

Nothing at the moment.

Items wanted

Video Cassette or DVD
of Hinckley as it was years ago. Think it was produced locally.
Phone: 01455 846 587


Nothing at the moment.

Local Community

Earl Shilton Community
Radio Group

Hilltop Radio is the brand name of the Earl Shilton Community Radio Group, a voluntary organisation with a focus on the community in and around the town of Earl Shilton in Leicestershire.Our objectives are to develop and provide a media network, delivering information and awareness to a wide diversity of the local community.

To read more about Hilltop Radio click here to go to their website.

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Community House

Working together

The Community House was developed through the Crime & Disorder Partnership. The project was launched in September 2001 with the initial funding coming from the Home Office, county and borough council.

The aim of the project is to work with local residents and youth, encouraging them to become involved in community projects and activities, helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and by working together to encourage a sense of pride back into the area.

To read more about the Community House and to find out what is available there click here.

Earl Shilton Trials Club Earl Shilton
Trials Club

is affiliated to the Auto Cycle Union (A.C.U.)

The main aim of the club is to promote trials to suit young riders and beginners. The Club run numerous training days for every standard of rider from just started to expert.

The contact page is here.

E/S Institute

About the "Stute"

The Social Institute was founded at the end of the 19th century to cater for the social needs of the young men of Earl Shilton. Reconstituted in 1977 as a charity, it now serves as a social centre for the whole village and the surrounding area.

Click on the image to go to the webpage or here for more details

The things you see!

The face is familiar....

Old Earl Shilton

If you want to stop the video to examine a photo more closely just left click on the picture and again to continue. from the Past, compiled by Jim Lord.


The photo on the left shows Hilltop as it is today. The middle picture shows the road looked before the it was changed and widened, and the right picture shows the houses being demolish prior to the road widening. Date unknown.

My friend Jim sent me the two monochrome photos of Hilltop. I was […]

Access for Age

I picked up a small card published by Leicestershire at the library today.

Clicking on the address I found that it was yet another list of services and help for pensioners, sorry, Older People “and those who care about them”. I don’t care much for the term “Older People” or “Old Age Pensioners” as […]

The Green Man?

Yesterday, in between showers, I walked along some of the little known jitties in Shilton and I saw the “Green Man”, not the real one, but a Green Man plaque fixed to a garden wall peering out from the ivy. This reminded me of the stories my old Gran told me when I was […]


Last night was probably the coldest night for many years in Shilton. My outside thermometer registered -10.5ºC at 2am.

This morning I checked on my bonsai tree collection to find that the pots were frozen solid. I must admit I hadn’t thought to check them for several days. When we had the […]