Against the proposed conversion of historic Aylestone Hall—home of Dorothy Vernon—into licensed piemists by a brewery company, swift protest has been made by the Leicester Christian Council of Catholics, Anglicans and Nonconformists.
An immediate result of their action, at a meeting where Fr. O'Leary, of St. Edward's, Leicester, was one of the speakers, the subject was referred back at the last meeting of the Leicester City Council.
It was in the days of Queen Elisabeth that Dorothy Vernon, after her marriage to John Manners, son of the Earl of Rutland, at Aylestone parish church, was, with her husband, banished by her father, displeased at the wedding. to Aylestone Hall at the uttermost end of his domain.