Packington Celebrates VE Day 75th Anniversary

An album of 13 images, showing the “VE Day 75th Anniversary Photos” is available on our Packington Post Facebook page The unusual “lockdown” situation prevailing meant that residents had to be socially distanced, at least two metres apart, and to stay at home as much as possible. Our pictures in the Facebook Album reflect that …

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Photo Album of Wesley’s funeral cortège through Packington on Friday 1st May 2020

See an album of photos on the Packington Post Facebook page here On 1st May, Packington Village turned out at 3pm to bid farewell to Wesley Ewing, a highly popular village stalwart over decades. His funeral at Bretby was restricted by current virus-control rules to only 10 people, but his funeral cortège left Charity Farm, …

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Goodbye to Wesley – Friday 1st May 2020 at 2:45pm – farewell procession through our village

Wesley leaves Packington on Friday 1st May 2020, and village folk have the chance to bid farewell on his way to his funeral at Bretby. We aren’t allowed to attend there due to current restrictions, but with social distancing we can all take part by lining the route as his cortege leaves his home in …

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Village Community Litter Pick – THIS Sunday 8th March 2020

Meet at Memorial Hall at 10 am Expect a short brief and choice of areas Hi-Vis and bin bags provided Please wear suitable footwear and gloves Just 2 hours at most – when it’s done, it’s DONE Complimentary hot drinks (and chatting !) at the Hall when we finish As well as our village centre, …

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Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 15th March 2020 – Road Closures

The Aldi “Ashby 20” is a 20-mile road running race through Packington on Sunday 15th March 2020, starting at 10am.  About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm. Full details can be found here on the Ashby 20 website …

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Packington Bonfire and Fireworks Tuesday 5th November 2019

We hope to repeat the success of previous Bonfire Parties, again on the traditional date : Remember, Remember, the 5th November.. There is a need to build a safe bonfire. If you can bring material to burn, check the contents before you take it to the site with Chris Miles. He can be contacted on …

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Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Monday 26th August 2019 2pm – 7pm

Packington Village Open Gardens Day – Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Major Village Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2019 from 2pm to 7pm. Admission is by passport to 12 gardens, Adults £4.00, accompanied children FREE. Passports available on the day from: Measham Road Car Park, LE65 1WP Memorial Hall, High …

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Major Village Event – Party in the Park – THIS Saturday 6th July 2019

Just 4 days to go to Party in the Park! Saturday 6th July 2019! Join with friends and neighbours to party in our fabulous village park. Bring your own foody feasts – Barbecues permitted if they are off the ground and extinguished before you leave. Join in with the Best Decorated Gazebo competition (choose your …

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Village Open Evening at our Memorial Hall – Friday 26th April 7pm – FREE glass of Prosecco or hot drink..

Friday 26th April 2019 – 7 pm – Major Event: Village Open Evening at our Memorial Hall FREE hot drink or glass of Prosecco.. Pop in for 5 minutes, or stay for longer. Information on Village Groups, Clubs, Societies, events, and activities will be on display at Memorial Hall Venue 175 starting at 7pm on …

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Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 24th March 2019 – Roads Closed

The Aldi “Ashby 20” is a 20-mile road running race through Packington on Sunday 24th March 2019, starting at 10am.  About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm. Full details can be found here on the Ashby 20 website …

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Packington Bonfire and Fireworks, Monday 5th November 2018

6-45 pm – entry from Vicarage Lane   LE65 1UZ . traditional date again this year – Monday 5th November entry via the Vicarage Lane Playground entrance,  LE65 1UZ The event is free but we ask for a donation, which can be gift-aided, to help the Recreation Ground charity pursue its aims DO NOT bring your …

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Major Village Celebrations: “The Great War” 100 years on: 10th-11th November 2018

Saturday 10th November – A Night of Edwardian Music Hall & Remembrance Let’s celebrate the ending of the Great War in Style, and remember those who allowed us to thrive . Edwardian Cavalcade by Little Pixie Productions, an award-winning theatre company Period Dress optional, but preferred Memorial Hall Venue 175 7 for 7:30 pm Full …

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Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Monday 27th August 2018

Packington Village Gardens Open Day – Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Major Village Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August 2018 from 2pm to 7pm. Admission is by passport to 12 gardens, Adults £4.00, Accompanied children FREE. Passports available on the day from Packington village Car Park on Measham Road – LE65 …

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