Whitwick Historical Group
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.
Wednesday mornings 10am until 12 noon - call in to see us.
The 2014 Calendar is now available £3-50 + £1-20 p&p.
Photographs of local places and people.
Get your copy now, don't miss out.
Send your cheque payable to Whitwick Historical Group to Janice Bailey, The Old Station, North Street, Whitwick, Leics, LE67 5HA
Whitwick Historical Group Christmas Open afternoon
The Old Station, North St. Whitwick
Thursday December 12th, 1pm to 4pm.
Coffee/ Tea and nibbles (FREE of charge)
Bran tub and Raffle
Thirtieth Anniversary Celebrations
2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the beginning of the Whitwick Historical Group and to celebrate this significant event, a special exhibition entitled 'A History of Whitwick in Thirty Objects' took place on 25th May at Whitwick Methodist Church.
The focus of the exhibition was to showcase Whitwick’s unique heritage by exhibiting thirty interesting artefacts, a number of which had never been seen in public before. Some of the items may have seemed familiar, others unusual and intriguing.
In addition to our own displays there were lots of things to admire: banners from village churches; a banner from Whitwick Cub Scouts especially made for the exhibition; artwork from Holy Cross Catholic Primary School and St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School.
Did you work in Whitwick?
We are researching businesses and trades in Whitwick and would like to hear from anyone who has worked in Whitwick
We want to hear your stories, how long did you work, how did you get to work, what the working conditions were like etc.
Do you have any artefacts, paperwork, relating to Whitwick businesses.
Living in Whitwick
We would like to interview older residents who have lived all or most of their lives in Whitwick.
We want to know what life was like, where did you shop, work, how did you travel, what were the houses like (many now demolished)
If you or a member of your family would be willing to be interviewed, please get in touch with us.
We want to hear your stories and record them before it is too late and a way of life disappears.
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