On Wednesday SEPTEMBER 12th our guest presenter is BOB TRUBSHAW who will be speaking on:


The Gargoyles and Faces of Leicestershire


The churches of Leicestershire inside and out are bejewelled with hundreds of stone faces and carvings. Sadly they are rarely noticed. Bob Trubshaw leads a project to systematically study them and create a photographic archive. He has published many books on such Leicestershire curiosities, a naïve art form from the middle ages, which repays attention. He will open our eyes to what can be found in the county if only we looked.     


Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Roman Way Community Centre, Roman Way, Market Harborough, LE16 7PQ

All welcome. Entry £3 for non-members



   Events and Dates for your Diary


Finding Your Past a course by Phillipa McCray at Kelmarsh Hall Tuesday Evenings 11th September to 16th October - Introduction Session on Sunday 2nd September 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. £80 per person. Call Tiffany on 01604 686543 or email


Not Forgotten Book Launch The 1st World War remembered. On Saturday 15th September at Newbould Verdon Library 2:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Enquiries:



Changing Leicestershire War Memorials – Survey Now Live!

Changing Leicestershire War Memorials is a research project funded by the Century of Stories project. Be part of this opportunity to give your views on war memorials, c.100 years after they were first built. Your views, memories, photographs and postcards of war memorials are invited, and could form part of a visual exhibition for the Century of Stories conference day and a conference paper to be delivered on Friday 9th November 2018.


The data will also be used as part of a University of Leicester PhD project being carried out by the same researcher, Elizabeth Blood. This project seeks to understand how people feel about and have got involved with war memorials during the WW1 Centenary period.


Each respondent will automatically be entered into a prize draw, the winner will receive a £100 Amazon voucher! Please be sure to leave your email address. We look forward to hearing your views. Take part in the survey at:


Elizabeth Blood, Researcher, Century of Stories project | PhD Candidate (University of Leicester)


Coal and Canals: A History in Video and Songs

A multi media show of musicians and vocalists, narrator and film sequences telling the intertwining stories of coal and canals.

Saturday 29th September South Kilworth Village Hall – Tickets 01530 – 416251 or on the door

Saturday 20th October, Bedworth Arts Centre– Tickets 0247664 3255 or on the door

For queries phone: Brian – 07791 174742


For further details of the Historical Society


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For more information contact Len Holden on 01858 – 446067. Email



Market Harborough Historical Society was founded in 1931 and became a Registered Charity in 1984 and was re-registered in 2014 Charity No. 1157244