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.

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 help financially too.

Download an application form

Latest award

AwardWhitwick Historical Group wins a Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum Award

 

Latest news

Lease signingSigning of Lease Secures Group’s Future


The Chairmen of Whitwick Parish Council and Whitwick Historical Group met in Whitwick’s Old Station to sign copies of the lease of the unique building which has been the home of the Group since 1987. The ten-year lease became effective on 1st January 2015.


Marlene Pearson, Chair of Whitwick Historical Group, stated, “Our Parish Council has been very supportive and helpful during the few months it has taken to arrange and formalise the lease. The Group now has security of tenure which is wonderful and will enable us to plan ahead with confidence.”

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Come and see us

Whitwick Historical Group will be exhibiting WWI photographs, memorabilia, local photographs and books at events in the area during 2015. Come and see us at the following event/s:

23rd May 2015, The Palace, Ibstock. '1915- The World Wars Remembered - 1945'

5th September, Party in the Park, Whitwick Park, North Street,

5th September, Scarecrow Festival, Whitwick.

Times and more information to follow.

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