The Carillon Tower
Click on the tower to peek inside
Welcome to the
Loughborough Carillon
Tower and War Memorial Museum

The Bell Chamber and Balcony
The bells that make up the Carillon are hung in the upper section of the tower. The balcony offers views across Loughborough and the Soar valley. Click for more
Carillon Musical Instrument
This is where the bells of the Carillon are played on an instrument similar to an organ but consisting of levers.

Recitals are given throughout the year. Click for more
Second Floor - The Airborne Room
This room contains items relating to the 82nd US Airborne Division 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment together with the original WW1 collection donated by Loughborough Corporation. Click for more
First Floor - Leicestershire Yeomanry Museum
This room displays items from the Leicestershire Yeomanry, and reveals the story of "Songster", Loughborough's own 'War Horse'. Click for more
Ground Floor Collections
Outside are the commemorative plaques for two World Wars. Inside displays include an extensive collection of medals and other memorabilia.
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POW newsletters go on loan to POW website.


Among the backlog of documents waiting to be catalogued by the Carillon Museum were a number of newsletters written and produced by prisoners of war held in Stalag 18A in Austria.

The newsletters, seen on the left, included issue No.51 of the Weekly Review with a cover date of 28 October 1944, just months before the Russians took Vienna in April 1945, and at a time when Austria was experiencing heavy bombing towards the end of World War Two.

In his editorial, Editor W. Merrill complained about treatment - restrictions, embargos and reprisals - about which they could only protest vehemently, and predicted that the time will surely come when the position is reversed.

This issue also carried the news that the Stalag Orchestra would commence a series of informal Sunday evening concerts and that S/M Cooper was resigning from the Sports Committee after having worked unceasingly and untiringly for over two years.

The newsletters are currently on loan to the Prisoner of War website (www.stalag18a.org) to allow them to copy the matterial for future use. The website is described as a tribute to those men who were imprisoned in Stalag 18A, Wolfsberg, Austria from 1941 to 1945 which included 300 or so Arbeitskommandos, or Work Camps, connected to the Stalag. Among the details it contains are lists of POWs at the camp together with photographs of the men and a plan and arial photographs of the site.

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Ground Floor Collections