All about Hinckley Leicestershire
Hinckley is a town in Leicestershire, England. Hinckley has a long history dating back to the Anglo-Saxon times. Hinckley was mentioned in the Domesday Book as a small village with a population of fewer than 200 people. Hinckley grew slowly throughout the centuries and by the 19th century, it had reached a population of around 2,500. The Industrial Revolution saw Hinckley’s growth accelerate and by 1901 the population had reached over 10,000. Hinckley continued to grow rapidly in the 20th century and by 1971 it had reached a population of over 40,000. The 21st century has seen Hinckley’s growth slow down somewhat but this is still a thriving and vibrant town with a population of around 55,000.
Hinckley is twinned with:
– Bourges, France
– Friedberg, Germany
– San Juan de los Reyes, Spain
Notable Hinckley people include:
– Harvey Hadden (1918-2004), Olympic athlete
– Graham Gooch (born 1953), cricketer
– Tony Iommi (born 1948), musician
– Joe Orton (1933-1967), playwright
– Jessops (founded 1935), a camera retailer
Fun facts about Hinckley:
– Hinckley is home to the oldest working cinema in the UK, The Hinckley Apollo.
– Hinckley is also home to Britain’s oldest working lock, which can be found on the Leicester Canal.
– Hinckley has a distinctive dialect that includes words such as “bostin” (meaning good) and “Munky” (meaning monkey).
Hinckley is a great place to live, work, and visit. This vibrant town has something for everyone. Whether you’re into history, shopping, sport, or just want to enjoy a night out, Hinckley has it all. So why not come and visit us today? You’ll be sure to have a bostin time!
Things to do in Hinckley
Hinckley BID (Business Improvement District) is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the Hinckley town centre for businesses, shoppers, and visitors. Hinckley BID works with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and other partners to deliver events and projects that make Hinckley an even better place to live, work, shop, and visit.
– The Hinckley Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Hinckley area since 1873. The Hinckley Times is published every Thursday and is available from newsagents and supermarkets across Hinckley.
– Hinckley Leisure Centre is a great place to keep fit and active. The leisure centre has a gym and a swimming pool, as well as a range of classes. Hinckley Leisure Centre also has a creche and a café.
– Hinckley Point is a great place to take a walk and enjoy the views. Hinckley Point is located on the edge of Hinckley town centre and offers panoramic views of Hinckley and the surrounding countryside.
– The Hinckley Museum is located in Hinckley town centre and is free to enter. The museum tells the story of Hinckley from its earliest beginnings up to the present day. The museum has a café and a shop and is open Tuesday to Saturday.
Places to eat and drink in Hinckley
Hinckley has a wide range of places to eat and drink, from traditional pubs to modern bars and restaurants.
– The Hinckley Arms is a traditional pub located in Hinckley town centre. The Hinckley Arms serves a selection of real ales, as well as a menu of traditional pub food.
– The Hinckley Hub is a modern bar and restaurant located in Hinckley town centre. The Hinckley Hub has a wide range of cocktails, as well as a menu of American-style food.
– The Hinckley Bistro is a popular restaurant located in Hinckley town centre. The Hinckley Bistro serves a selection of French-inspired dishes, as well as a selection of wines.
– The Hinckley Brewery is located in Hinckley town centre and produces a range of award-winning beers. The Hinckley Brewery also has a shop and a tap room, where you can try the latest Hinckley Brewery beers.
Sports in Hinckley
Hinckley is home to Hinckley United Football Club, which plays in the Southern League Premier Division. Hinckley United FC plays their home games at Hinckley Stadium, which is located on Leicester Road.
– Hinckley is also home to Hinckley Rugby Club, which plays in the Midlands Division 1 East. Hinckley RFC plays their home games at The Greene King Stadium, which is located on Leicester Road.
– Hinckley Golf Club is located on Leicester Road and offers a range of membership options. Hinckley Golf Club also has a pro shop and a driving range.
Shopping in Hinckley
Hinckley town centre has a wide range of shops, from high street retailers to independent boutiques.
– Hinckley Market is located in Hinckley town centre and sells a range of fresh produce, as well as clothes, books, and gifts. Hinckley Market is open Monday to Saturday.
– The Hinckley Department Store is located in Hinckley town centre and sells a range of products, from fashion to homeware. The Hinckley Department Store also has a café and a hairdresser.
– Hinckley BID runs a loyalty scheme called Hinckley Loyalty, which gives shoppers discounts at a number of businesses in Hinckley town centre. To sign up for Hinckley Loyalty, simply pick up a card from participating businesses.
Parks near Hinckley
– Hinckley has a number of parks and green spaces, perfect for a stroll or a picnic on a summer’s day.
– Memorial Park is Hinckley’s largest park and is located in Hinckley’s town centre. Memorial Park has a bandstand, a children’s play area, and a range of sports facilities.
– Richmond Park is located on the outskirts of Hinckley and is perfect for a peaceful walk. Richmond Park has a lake, woodland, and a number of footpaths.
– Newbold Verdon Recreation Ground is located in the village of Newbold Verdon and has a children’s play area, as well as football and tennis courts.
– Hinckley Park is located in Hinckley town centre and is a great place to take a walk or have a picnic. Hinckley Park also has a playground, a café, and a bandstand.
– Bosworth Water Park is located just outside Hinckley and is a great place to enjoy watersports, fishing, or just relax by the water’s edge. Bosworth Water Park also has a café and a shop.
– Burbage Common is located just outside Hinckley and is perfect for walks, picnics, and wildlife watching. Burbage Common also has a playground, a café, and a cycle hire.
As you can see there are plenty of things to see and do in Hinckley, so you’re sure to find something to suit all interests and tastes.
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