Events and Films

Since 2014, there have been a number of public events that have shared the story of the Fifty. The first was the planting of fifty trees and the unveiling of the only memorial to show their names together. The second was an exhibition of fifty cut-out soldiers decorated by schools, groups and individual artists which has toured the country. In 2018, the march they made from Hugglescote to Coalville train station was recreated using fifty three local men (three were officers). Finally, a play was specially written and performed in the church where the fifty attended their last service before heading to war.  Below, you will find more information on each including a short documentary on the march and their story.

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50 Trees for 50 Soldiers

1st November 2014


Famous Fifty Exhibition



March of the Fifty

28th October 2018


The First 50 - A Community Play

9th/10th November 2018



Fifty Good Men and True

A re print of the original book by Michael Kendrick

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March of the Fifty DVD

Purchase your own copy of the documentary made about their historic march.

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I'll be home for Christmas

The soldiers of Hugglescote and their sacrifice in World War One

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The man who took his pigeon to war

Based on a true WW1 story of a Leicester 'Tiger'. Your purchase will help to fund a gravestone for this WW1 soldier

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The Fifth Leicestershire

A record of the 1/5th Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment, T.F., during the War, 1914-1919

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