Famous Fifty Exhibition

This page is where you can find out so much more about Coalville’s Famous Fifty.

The first 50 volunteers in WW1 to set foot on French soil. These men are the subject of a book called Fifty Good Men and True by author Michael Kendrick.

They have recently been part of a project with Century of Stories who have sought out local involvement of the community from where these men came from.

The Hero Project CIC are taking these stories and with the help of hundreds of local people, we are going to create our own version of the ‘Terracotta Army’ our life size cut out soldiers will be designed and decorated by local groups and on 11 November 2017 they will assemble in Coalville Market Hall. We want people to come and have a cuppa with us, wander the exhibition and just remember these soldiers.

There were many more soldiers from the area, and to remember them we are creating a single soldier with each of their names on it. Our way of remembering them all.