Milestone: 300 Heritage Panels Completed

Story of city cemetery joins Leicester’s growing list of heritage information panels

Published: 24 March 2023

Since 2014, when the Story of Leicester project was launched with heritage panels featuring the city’s Town Hall and Secular Hall, Leicester City Council has installed the colourful panels in both neighbourhood and city centre locations so that local people and visitors can learn more about the history that’s all around them.

Nine years later, 300 heritage panels have been completed, with installations being implemented shortly.

The heritage panels project takes people on a 2,000-year journey of local history, from the site of the city’s Roman Forum to the narrow streets of Medieval Leicester, and from the factories of the city’s manufacturing heyday to the modern city we know today.

It celebrates the people, places and events that have helped to shape the modern city of Leicester, and has been extremely popular with both residents and visitors to the city.

The latest panel has been installed at Saffron Hill Cemetery – the 40-acre cemetery in south Leicester that was first consecrated for burials in 1931.



Some additions to the Heritage Panels this year include Walkers Crisps, Toll Gates, the Liberal Club, Luke Turner & Co Ltd, and Belgrave Fire and Police Station.

More information about all of the panels and their locations on Leicester’s heritage trail – believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK – can be found on the Story of Leicester website.

A brand new souvenir brochure, listing all of the city’s heritage panels, will be available from Visit Leicester for a small charge later this year. The information will also be available to download free of charge.