HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Historical Society was formed in 1974 by a small group of villagers who shared an interest in local historical and heritage issues. The aim of the group was to record, preserve and protect important aspects of the heritage of Husbands Bosworth and the surrounding area.

The Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month from September to May in the Church Hall, Honeypot Lane, Husbands Bosworth. Speakers on subjects of local interest are invited to address the meetings.

During the summer months the Society usually organises a day-visit to an interesting venue. In July a Garden Party is held in the village as a social event for members and friends.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Since 1977, the Historical Society has published occasional booklets under the Bygone Bosworth title, which include articles about the social and cultural history of Husbands Bosworth.

Within the Bygone Bosworth series, Society members have produced transcriptions of the 1841 to 1901 Censuses for Husbands Bosworth and a special edition to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II. As a millennium project Society members published Bosworth 2000AD, a snapshot of life at the turn of the twenty-first century. Copies of the various publications are available from the Historical Society Librarian, Lorrie Forman 01858 880281 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A brief description of the contents of each issue is available to view on-line at www.husbandsbosworth.info

 

ARCHIVE COLLECTION

The Society holds a vast collection of archive material and artefacts of local historical interest. An early bonus was the acquisition of a vast amount of artefacts, photographs and other memorabilia relating to the Marsh family, which eventually formed the core of the Archive Collection, which is stored in the Archive Room in the Turville Memorial Hall. The information available includes a large number of photographs of village people and village scenes from modern times and back to about 1860. A collection of larger artefacts is kept in the Chapel of Rest in the village’s Welford Road Cemetery.

The Archive Collection also contains a large amount of documentary information relating to local people, businesses, the churches, the school, activity groups and village properties, which is especially useful for family history researchers.

For more information and to make an appointment to visit the Archive please contact the Society Archivist, Melvyn Forman on 01858 880281 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEMBERSHIP

Annual Subscriptions are due at the first Society meeting in September.

Subscription fee: £12 per person

Membership Secretary

Mrs. Frances Smith

10 Butt Lane

Husbands Bosworth

Lutterworth LE17 6LN

Telephone: 01858 880225

Chairman

Melvyn Forman

Telephone: 01858 880281

Treasurer

Sue Fisher

7 Cherry Tree Close

Husbands Bosworth LE17 6NB 

Tel: 01858 880026