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Local History

Activity

The Local History group usually meets at Trinity Methodist Church Centre, Royland Road, Loughborough, when we invite a range of speakers, some being members of the group themselves who have a particular interest to share. We enjoy some time for discussion and usually have refreshments mid-session.

In the summer months, we organise trips to various places of local history.

Recently we have been to Mountsorrel Green & Christchurch, Nanpantan Hall, Queens Park and Donnington le Heath Manor House.


Where and When

Venue: Trinity Methodist Church Centre, Royland Rd, Loughborough LE11 2EH
Frequency: Monthly
Day: 4th Monday of the Month
Time: 2:00 pm


Other Information

Group Charge: Small annual fee: no more than £12.00 per annum, excluding any optional extras, such as trips.
Group Size: 40

Contact Details

Group Leader: Anne Speight
Telephone: Visit Members Area
Email: LocalHistory@charnwoodu3a.org.uk

Local History - Next Meeting
Monday 7 February: 2pm
History of The Brush
by Tony Jarram


Tony's talk covers the background of how 'The Brush' came into being and the variety of things that were produced on their Loughborough site. Tony is very passionate about the subject as both his grandfathers, father and himself worked for the company.
If you are interested in attending a Local History meeting for the first time, please contact Anne Speight, LocalHistory@charnwoodu3a.org.uk


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Local History - September Meeting
Monday 27 September
Art in Loughborough Town Centre

This meeting was held at Trinity Methodist Church and marked a return to face to face meetings.

If you are interested in attending a Local History meeting for the first time, please contact Anne Speight, LocalHistory@charnwoodu3a.org.uk


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Local History - May Meeting

Mon 24th May, 2 pm: Local History,

''John Storer - the man and his legacy'


This talk used research done by Margaret Beaken



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Local History - April Meeting

Mon 26th April, 2 pm: Local History,

'The Green Man Pub' -
speaker Melinda Ingram

The story of this old pub, now under Tyler's in the town Centre.


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Local History - March Meeting

Mon 22nd March, 2 pm: Local History,

'Tucker's Brickworks' -
speaker Martyn Speight

The story of this old Loughborough brickmaking company and the family behind it.


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Local History - Feb Meeting

Thurs 25th February, 2 pm: Local History,

'Chesterton House, Rectory Place' -
speaker Andy Jervis

Chesterton House (pictured right) is one of Loughborough’s most iconic buildings and famous as the site of the first Grammar School for Girls in England. Andy will explain the history of this fascinating property and take us on a virtual tour of the building to bring to life the many different people who have lived there, and the work that continues to keep it in good shape for the centuries to come.





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