Monthly Meetings

All meetings, which are open to members and non-members, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Lubenham Village Hall (unless otherwise stated)

2024 Meetings

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DATEMEETING TOPIC
Forthcoming 2024 meetings
June 11thEdward and Eleanor in Geddington
July 9thThree Heroes of Lutterworth (Rifleman William Green, Frank Whittle and John Wycliffe)
August 13th A history of my house (members talk about their house in Lubenham)
September 10thSpilling the Beans — a history of coffee
October 8thParks for the people — a history of the public park
November 12thConservation of Historic Buildings
December 10thA Canalside Winter
Previous 2024 meetings
January 9thThe Land Army of World War I
February 13thThe Battle of Naseby
February 27thAnnual General Meeting
March 12thAnnual Quiz Night
April 9thThe Last Naval Hero (David, 1st Earl Beatty and the Battle of Jutland)
May 14thA History of All Saints’ Church, Lubenham
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January 9th — THE LAND ARMY OF WORLD WAR ONE

We are all familiar with the stoic work of the Women’s Land Army in WWII.  Early last year LHG member Deborah Seabrook gave us an excellent talk on the subject and we have Pat Fox’s wonderful reminiscences in her book ‘Bless ‘Em All: Life in the Woman’s Land Army in Lubenham’.  However, how many of us know about the similar organisation in World War I when 23,000 women were recruited to work full time on the land, replacing male farmers and workers who had gone to war?

Helen Frost looks at the less well-known but valuable work of the Women’s Land Army in World War I.

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Women’s Land Army (© IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/41363)

February 13th — THE BATTLE OF NASEBY

We welcome back Dr Len Holden, local historian and one of our most popular speakers, as he returns to view the battle through the lens of Harborough Movie Makers in what promises to be a most interesting evening.

How did our local Harborough Movie Makers consider the decisive Battle of Naseby fought on 14th June 1645 during the English Civil War?  Come along and find out.

The Battle of Naseby

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February 27th — ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – in the Onyx Room

This is your opportunity to hear the report on 2023, including the financial report, and elect the committee.

After the formal AGM we always have a general discussion on the future of LHG and where we go from here.  It is your opportunity to have your say and put forward your suggestions.

As with most AGMs the turn out is usually low, but the committee would appreciate your input and support.  Don’t worry, you won’t be coerced into volunteering for anything – just bring your ideas!

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October 8th — PARKS FOR THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC PARK

Using local examples, Abbey Park Blue Badge guide Steve Bruce discusses the history and development of the public park.

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November 12th — CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Justin Webber gives an insight into how our historic buildings are conserved, maintained and restored, and what the future may hold.

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December 10th — A CANAL SIDE WINTER

A seasonal celebration of stories and recollections of canal life in winter told by Mary Matts and friends.

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Meetings in Previous Years

For details of past meetings, click on pages “2 to 7” below.

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