Loughborough Library Local Studies Group

Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers is a group of people with an interest in local history who run the Local and Family History Centre (LFHC) in the town’s Granby Street library and look after the Local History Archive held at Loughborough Library.

The group hold regular meetings, undertake projects and research for customers and stage displays on topics of local interest in the exhibition area adjacent to the LFHC.  Examples of 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.

Loughborough Library’s Local and Family History Centre is open to the public from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday 10 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and by appointment only on Saturday mornings.  The Library is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.

To contact us by telephone 0116 305 2437 during opening hours or alternatively by email on lllsv@gmx.co.uk

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

The Local Studies group display at the Network’s Community History Day in June 2015.