Loughborough Library Local Studies Group

Loughborough Library Local Studies group is a body of volunteers with an interest in local history who run the Local Studies room of the town’s Granby Street library.

The group hold regular meetings and stage displays on topics of local interest in the area adjacent to the Local Studies room.  Examples of recent displays include:

Rugby in Loughborough; a commemoration of the town’s long association with the sport of rugby

1914, Home and Away; Christmas 1914 from the viewpoint of local men serving on the Front

Corn to Crystals; the story of the Tyler family and their business ventures in Loughborough

Ladybird Books – but not as we know them! – an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of Wills & Hepworth’s famous children’s book imprint.

The group also stage a regular pop-up display in the Library of historic newspapers, supplied courtesy of the Historic Newspapers archive.

Loughborough Library’s Local Studies Reference Collection is open to the public from 10 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4 pm on weekdays, and by appointment only on Saturdays.  The Library is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The Local Studies Volunteer's display at the Network's recent Community History Day

The Local Studies group display at the Network’s recent Community History Day