Thorpe Acre 2000: Gala Launch

Sunday 16th April 2000

Hundreds came. The Mayor of Charnwood was the guest of honour. The Millennium Mosaic was unveiled on the Green at 11.30am. Here are some other things we did.


11.00am Celebrate Palm Sunday

Everyone was welcome to All Saint's church for an all-age service starting at 11am.

12.15 Unveiling of the mosaic

All the Razzamtazz of the grand opening when the Mayor unveils the Thorpe Acre 2000 mosaic created by Peter Massey, with the help of Thorpe Acre Juniors and built by Roy Campsall. You'll find it on the corner of Kenilworth Ave and Knightthorpe Road

12.30 'Topping out' at the 'Ville'

The Mayor of Charnwood snipped the tape on our redeveloped shopping centre. Councillors and official will be there to answer your questions.

12.45: Community lunch

After the ceremonies bring some 'finger foods' with you to the Church Hall for a shared lunch. Soft drinks, tea and coffee will be provided.


Meeting at the Mosaic, collecting anentry card. Bringing the map and following the signs. The first 200 children to show a completed and stamped card won a chocolate egg. Last entries 3pm, last finishers 4pm.

A message from the Mayor of Charnwood
Well done Thorpe Acre! This is one of the best community projects for the Millennium in the county and I'm looking forward to seeing you when I open it on Sunday 16th April.
I'd like to thank everyone who contributed and pay a special tribute to those who have acheived it, in particular Thorpe Acre Junior School, local Councillor, Max Hunt, naturalist and builder Roy Campsall, treasurer Lynne Atkinson, trailblazer, Mick Callaghan and Brian Skinner and Ken Howlett representing the church.
The Thorpe Acre Trail belongs to you now. Congratulations
The late Barry Powell, Mayor

Organised walks with different themes

We followed this up with a number of themed walks: nature & wildlife, poetry, the history of Garendon Park, keeping active for the over Sixties, and so on and on!

If you have a good idea for a theme, please let us know: maxhunt cc@

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