The Society  promotes the publication of books on subjects of local history research and interest. Our current project is an updated History of Market Harborough to add to the knowledge of J. C. Davies’ book of the 1960s.

Society membership includes a copy of the Society’s annual journal, The Harborough Historian




Pat Perkins’ book “World War 1” was published in September 2018. It is the result of 5 years of painstaking research and in addition to historical data it also contains many interesting photographs of personnel and their Harborough locations.


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In October 2015 the Society published Barry Summers’ book “The Harboro’ Boys” which tells the stories of local men who went off to the Great War.


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The 1939 -1945 war changed the lives of everyone, including civilians. Everyone felt compelled to “to do their bit”. For Pat Fox, living in a Derbyshire coalmining village at the outbreak of war, it meant joining the Women’s Land Army. Aged 17 in 1943 she came to Lubenham where she has lived ever since.


Reviewed by Rosalind Willatts here