Melton Mowbray Military History Tour

Melton Mowbray Military History Tour


Tuesday, July 2, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bookings closed


Melton Mowbray
Melton Borough Council Burton Street, , Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1GH

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The Melton Mowbray Military History Walking Tour will take you on a journey around the town centre looking at the town’s rich military history going back 100’s of years ranging from the Medieval Period and the Knights Templars right through to today.

In the Medieval period, the Lords of the Manor of Melton Mowbray accompanied the Knights Templar on the crusades to the Holy Land.

During the period of the English Civil War, there were several skirmishes and battles in the Melton area between 1643 – 1645 with Melton being a Roundhead garrison.

Following the Boer War, the army’s animal strength was increased to 25,000 and two additional depots were opened. No 3 Remount Depot opened in Melton Mowbray, caring for the Army’s horses and mules in 1903 and is still going strong today.

As well as the remount depot, there were two territorial units based in Melton which were called up during WW1, the 1/5th Leicestershire Regiment and C Sqn of the Leicestershire Yeomanry. The Melton volunteers also saw service during the 2nd Boer War/South Africa War.

Also during WW1, No 38 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps set up their HQ in town and flew from several airfields in the area.

Our wonderful market town of Melton Mowbray is full of history going back 1,000’s of years.
As part of this tour, we will look at the town’s rich history including our Lords of the Manor, The Magna Carta, Royalty, Socialites, Fox Hunting and much more.

Tour departs Council Offices, Parkside, Station Approach at 10:00Hrs.
Duration 120 minutes (2 Hours)

Cost £5 per person – To be paid prior to start of tour. A link to pay online via sum up will be sent with the booking confirmation.
To reserve your seat, please select the “book now” label above or email


Bookings are closed for this event.

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