Group Walk: On the Trail of Lady Aethelflaed, Anglo-Saxon Ruler of Mercia
Sunday 5 March at 10am
Starting from the Victoria Park main gates on London Road
Finishing at Leicester Guildhall, city centre.
Walk takes around 90 minutes, steady pace
Join us on the trail of Lady Aethelflaed, Anglo-Saxon ruler of Mercia. Discover a little of her story and the statue she inspired. This walk is led by one of our volunteers with an interest in the subject. This is a repeat of the walk first offered in October last year. We finish at Leicester Guildhall.
Afterwards, an optional free tour of the Guildhall is available, focusing on women associated with the Guildhall and also with the city. There will be a short comfort break before the tour begins (at around 11.30am). The morning tour is just for our walkers – please allow extra time for this.
For full details about this walk and to book please visit Eventbrite. Alternatively, book by phone during office hours.
Information about the pace of our walks (and much more) can be found on our Leicester City Council Group Walks page.
Other events at the Guildhall on Sunday 5 March
If the group walk is fully booked, you can still participate in the Guildhall’s other events to celebrate International Women’s Day, subject to availability.
Women of the Guildhall Tour, at 1pm (around 1 hour)
There is a second Women of the Guildhall tour in the afternoon, which is open to the general public. It’s free to attend but places must be booked. For full details and to book, please visit Leicester Museums and Galleries website. (Note: If you have already booked to attend the Aethelflaed walk, you will automatically have a place at the first ‘Women of the Guildhall’ tour which takes place in the morning, straight after the walk).
Talk by local historian Jess Jenkins, at 2pm (around 1 hour)
Partners in Revolt – the men who fought for Leicester’s Suffragettes.
This fascinating talk looks at the husbands of three local women who endured violence, serious injury and even imprisonment in order to help win women the vote. Tickets are £4.50. For full details and to book, please visit Leicester Museums and Galleries website:
For group walk enquiries please contact:
Telephone: 0116 373 7589 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm)
We are happy to help during office hours, so please get in touch. We regret our phone line is not staffed at weekends or bank holidays.