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Whitwick Historical Group

Opening times

The Old Station

The Whitwick Historical Group is open to the public on Tuesday evenings 7.00pm - 9.00pm, Wednesday mornings 10am - 12noon & Saturday mornings 10.00am - 12noon. Just call in to see us.

We can also open at other times by special arrangement, and for small groups. Call us to make an appointment.

We are a group run entirely by volunteers and suggest that users of Whitwick Historical Group may wish to make a donation when using our resources. Thank you.

Welcome

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Whitwick Historical Group is based at the Old Station Building in Whitwick. The group houses a large collection of resources which are available to members and non-members of the group.


Resources include photographs, maps, documents and artefacts and our media room provides access to microfiche, census returns, CDs etc. All these resources can be used by family history researchers as well as people that are interested in the history and heritage of the area, and experienced friendly experts are always on hand to help you.


The group enjoys an enviable reputation for producing its own publications, it arranges public talks on local heritage topics, produces a quarterly newsletter and annual calendar and presents regular exhibitions on national topics as well as local issues. Come and see us to discuss how we can help you with your research. Perhaps you have some old photographs that you would like the group to place in its archive?


Take a look at the resources we offer and call in to see us - we'll be pleased to see you.

Come and meet us...

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 2017 - National Forest Walking Festival 2017. Whitwick Historical Group will be part of this event.


Wednesday 17th May 2017
, meet at The Old Station, North Street, Whitwick at 1-30 for a leisurely, guided "WALK AROUND WHITWICK" (2 miles)

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
, "ANCIENT ROCKS and MOUNT ST BERNARD ABBEY" Meet at 1-30 at the Abbey car park (signposted from Abbey Road and Oaks Road) no dogs allowed, grading is moderate but walking boots /shoes required. 4 stiles. WC at the Abbey. (2 miles)

Membership

Why not join the Whitwick Historical Group and get more involved? There are always projects that need an extra pair of hands. Become a member for £15 a year for an individual and £20 for couples, and for 16 to 21 year olds just £5.00.

Download application form

Award

AwardWhitwick Historical Group wins a 2014 Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum Award

 

New Guided Walk from Whitwick Historical Group

Collection of late C19th and early C20th Whitwick bottles.


Whitwick Historical Group volunteers will be leading a new walk with a historical theme later this month. As part of the National Forest Walking Festival, the Historical Group is offering two local walks. The new walk follows a route near Mount St. Bernard Abbey in the beautiful Charnwood Forest. In addition to seeing delightful scenery, walkers will hear information about the Monastery, the former Reformatory and Peldar Tor. It takes place during the afternoon of Tuesday 23rd May and starts from the car park at Mt. St. Bernard Abbey at 1.30pm. Please note: the route includes uneven surfaces and some steep slopes.

Earlier during the Walking Festival, the Group has organised a “Walk Around Whitwick” which follows footpaths in the village centre and includes sites of special historical significance. This walk will start and finish at Whitwick’s Old Station during the afternoon of 17th May beginning at 1.30pm. Walkers are welcome to share light refreshments inside the unique Victorian Station afterwards. (Please note: some of the route is steep.)

Both walks are free and last for about one-and-a-half hours. Full details are available from Whitwick Historical Group at the Old Station, North Street, Whitwick LE67 5HA where places can be booked in person. Alternatively, please email whitwick@ntlbusiness.com to reserve a place. The Walking Festival booklet, which includes information about all the walks across the National Forest, is available to download from the National Forest website.

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This book on the history of Holy Cross Church has been reprinted with colour images - available online here for just £6.95 plus p&p.

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