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Have you lost your coat?

Have you lost your coat?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:20 by Parish Council

This ladies Joules navy and white coat was found on Britannia Road Recreation Ground Car Park this morning.

The owner can call into the Parish Office to collect between 9am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday - or call 01455 637533 to arrange to pick up outside of these times.

Blue plaque for world’s first computer programmer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:44 by Parish Council

A BLUE PLAQUE was unveiled at a special event to honour the achievements of the world's first computer programmer, who was brought up in Kirkby Mallory.

Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852) was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and Lady Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, living at Kirkby Hall when she was a young girl.

She was a gifted mathematician and is considered to be the first computer programmer following her work with Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, a calculating machine which required a written program to carry out complex calculations. More »

In recognition of her achievements, the Borough Council held an event in the Byron Suite at Mallory Park Racing Circuit on Ada Lovelace Day - Tuesday 10 October – at which a Blue Plaque was unveiled in her memory.

Over 30 people attended the celebration and also heard an informative talk by local historians Hugh Beavin and Stan Rooney, who had researched the contribution that Ada made to the design and creation of the Difference Engine.

The unveiling of the Blue Plaque was also attended by Mr Byron Richards, an indirect descendant of Ada's mother, Lady Annabella Milbanke.

The event concluded with a visit to the Ada Lovelace memorial in the grounds of All Saints Church, Kirkby Mallory.

Councillor Maureen Cook, Executive Member for Culture, Sport & Leisure, said: "I am really pleased to see such a remarkable lady honoured in this way. Her achievements and dedication need to be recorded and the Blue Plaque is a fitting tribute."

  • On 8 July 1835 Ada married William, 8th Baron King, becoming Lady King. When he was made Earl of Lovelace and Viscount Ockham, she became Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace.
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Mystery artist exhibits at the Atkins Gallery

Mystery artist exhibits at the Atkins Gallery

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:34 by Parish Council

A MYSTERY artist will be exhibiting in Hinckley's Atkins Gallery this month under the alias of the Happy Dabbler.

The Happy Dabbler has been painting and creating for many years and, with support from family and friends, is holding his first solo artist exhibition at Atkins Gallery until Saturday 21 October.

The exhibition, which is open from Monday to Friday (9.30am to 4pm - call for Saturday opening times), features a wide variety of original paintings, multimedia pieces and sculptures ranging from wildlife, landscapes to abstract. More »

It offers an insight to a personal artistic journey shown through the evolving choices of medium and subjects with energy and enthusiasm radiating from every piece.

During the exhibition, visitors can vote for their favourite piece and suggest a name for a large statement seascape featuring a maritime history ship.

The Borough Council's Executive Member for Culture, Councillor Maureen Cook, said: "It never ceases to amaze me how much local talent we have. I am really pleased this artist is exhibiting for the residents of Hinckley and Bosworth and look forward to visiting the Atkins Building myself."