The Houses and Residents of Burton Walks by John Weitzel

22 January 2019

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Robert Bakewell: New publication by the Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers

21 January 2019

This is a faithful reproduction of a unique bound manuscript dated 1942 presented to the Local Studies Collection at Loughborough Public Library by the author H.W. Cook Esq. Vice-Chairman of Loughborough Public Library Committee.

Robert Bakewell of Dishley. The Pioneer of English Stock-Breeding has been reproduced by kind permission of Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, UK, LE11 3DZ

Copies of the softback book are available for a minimum donation of £7 at The Local and Family History Centre at Loughborough Library. Postage will be charged at £3 for first class post and £2 for second class post per copy if required.

Cheques should made out to Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers (name in full) and sent with details of address to send the publications to and number of copies required to Sharon Gray, Local and Family History Centre, Loughborough Library. Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK, LE11 3DZ.


17 January 2019

In his new pamphlet Mike Shuker explores the history of the Suffragettes in Loughborough from the 1870s when Mrs Jane Ronniger of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage addressed a meeting at the Town Hall. He discusses the 1913 ‘outrage’ when there was an attempt to set fire to the ‘Red House’ on Burton Walks and many more fascinating details. There are also pictures of Kathleen Corcoran, Annie Kenny and Charlotte (Charlie) Marsh.

Available free, copies are available at the Town Hall and at the Charnwood Museum.

Leicestershire Labour History Society Journal, vol 1 (2)
ISSN 2515-7345


15 January 2019

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by Tony Jarram and Lynne Dyer
Discover Leicestershire’s Railton Buildings
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Free Entry During Library Opening Hours

Third Lord Macaulay Lecture at Rothley Temple on 9 January!

19 December 2018

3rd Macaulay Lecture rev (9 Jan 2019)

Eventbrite link to 3rd Lord Macaulay Lecture 9 January

Abstract of the Lecture
Professor Javed Majeed (KCL) Macaulay and the question of the English language in India

This lecture will address Macaulay’s (in)famous 1835 Minute on Education. Rather than seeing this Minute as an expression of power and narrow-mindedness alone, the lecture will consider the distinctive anxieties about colonial rule and the English language, which underlie the Minute, as well as some of its contradictions. It will contextualise the ideas in the Minute in relation to some of Macaulay’s other writings, in which he grappled with the meanings of the term ‘English’, and will also consider it in relation to his larger ideas about nation, family, home, and ‘progress’. The lecture will end by exploring some aspects of colonial English in India, and what this says about the British sense of their identity in India as well as their sense of their ‘own’ language during the age of British global expansion.

New First World War Exhibition at Charnwood Museum

18 October 2018

New Ladybird Exhibition in the Library!

3 October 2018

Leicestershire Remembers World War One on 9 November

26 September 2018

The event will be opened by Professor Jackie Labbe from DMU, hosted by Robin Jenkins, Senior Archivist for the Record Office of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland,and closed by Colonel Murray Colville, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire. A buffet lunch will be provided. There will be an opportunity to talk to the researchers, alongside stalls and displays about the topics presented. This all-day event is free to attend.
Spaces are limited, so book your ticket now!

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Talk on 26 September: From the Chartists to the Coop: John Skevington

5 September 2018

Max Hunt talk LLHS Sept 26 Adv


Loughborough in 50 Buildings – New Book by Lynne Dyer!

16 August 2018