First footing

First-footing, of course, is an old Scottish tradition, and means being the first person to cross the threshold of the house in the New Year. One of our delights in 2018 was watching the effect our new Community Heritage building had on anyone crossing its threshold for the first time. Our first Heritage Centre footing of the new year was on January 7th when popular speaker Peter Liddle returned to talk about the archaeology of the Civil War in Leicestershire and Ashby de la Zouch. It even included Civil War finds discovered under the attendees feet in what is now our main hall.