Local History


Activity

We enjoy exploring the history of our local area and as you will see from our schedule of events, we try to make things as interesting and varied as possible.  We hope, therefore, to have continued support from all current and (hopefully) new members of the group.

Where and when

We meet at 2pm on the third Tuesday of the month in the Congregational Church and new members are always welcome.

Other information

We have a varied and exciting programme lined up, including visits to places of historical interest, together with a 'catch' of very good speakers and we very much hope you are able to join us.  Do please contact us either by telephone or email for full details.

Contact details

Ian Webb 01858 440851 and Avril Pell 01858 414871   email: slu3alocalhist@gmail.com


News

Local History – November Meeting

Thirty five members of The Local History Group met on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st November in the Jubilee Hall of the Congregational Church to enjoy a very interesting and informative talk on the history of LOROS. Our Speaker, Jacky McBlain, also gave us exciting information with regard to LOROS’s plans for Market Harborough whereby, […]

Local History

As you may be aware, we are taking over the roles of Group Leaders of the Local History group from 1st January 2018 and we have pleasure in enclosing a list of speakers for the first quarter of the year:  Local history programme 2018 A full list of speakers planned for 2018 will be published in […]

Local History – October meeting

On the afternoon of Tuesday 17th October, twenty-two members of the Local History group boarded a coach and headed off to the Framework Knitters Museum, based in the village of Ruddington, just outside Nottingham.  What a very interesting afternoon.  The museum is a group of buildings based around a courtyard garden, but we started our […]

Local History – September meeting

They say that the sun only shines on the righteous!  Well the twenty-six members of the Local History group must be amongst those numbers as, after days of experiencing dreadful weather, we were blessed with a sunny day for our trip to Lamport Hall.  We all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon, being taken around the Hall […]

Local History group outing!

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 17th October, there is a Local History group trip to the Frameknitters Museum which is located just south of Nottingham.  We shall be going by coach, leaving Market Harborough at 1pm outside the Market Hall and should be back in Market Harborough around 5pm.  The cost of this trip, to […]

Local History – August meeting

On the afternoon of 15th August last, forty-one members of the Local History group met together at the Congregational Church for a fantastic talk from Neil Lyon who is the Assistant Director of the Lamport Hall Trust.  Mr Lyon gave his very informative and interesting visual talk for over an hour with no notes.  It […]

Local History – July meeting

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 18th July, thirty-four members of the Local History group met at the Congregational Church to listen to a fantastic talk given by Douglas Clinton on ‘The Death and Afterlife of Wistan, Saint of Mercia’.  This was a departure from our normal local history subjects, being local history but with a […]

Local History – June meeting

On Tuesday 20th June, thirty-one members of the Local History group thoroughly enjoyed a very interesting talk on the history of the Co-Operative Society.  It is amazing to think that, from the original meeting of a few business men in Rochdale in the late 19th Century, the Society now flourishes in all corners of the […]

Local History – May meeting

On Tuesday, 16th May, the Local History group had the pleasure of a very interesting and informative talk from the President and Secretary of Market Harborough’s Rotary Association.  We were taken back to the first meetings which were held in Chicago.  At that time, membership was made up of local tradesmen and dignitaries and the […]

Local History – April meeting

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 18th April, members of the Local History group met at the Congregational Church for a very informative and interesting talk given by Stephen Warden (retired paramedic), on the history of the Paramedic Service in the East Midlands.  Most interestingly, Stephen was Market Harborough’s very first Paramedic, based in our local […]