January 9th — THE HARBOROUGH WORKHOUSE: WHO WERE THE INMATES?
Alan Langley looks at the lives and backgrounds of people admitted during one particular period.
February 13th — ELEANOR OF CASTILE
The life and times of the Queen who inspired the Eleanor Crosses are discussed by Barbara Burbidge.
February 27th — ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – in the Onyx Room
March 13th — QUIZ NIGHT AND HOT SUPPER
The return of our popular General Knowledge Quiz with prizes for the winning table. Licensed bar.
April 10th — STONEYWELL AND THE GIMSONS
Mark Temple talks about Stoneywell near Markfield, a rare example of a surviving Arts & Crafts cottage and its designer Ernest Gimson.
May 8th — ST PANCRAS: THE MAN, THE PARISH AND THE STATION
Who was St Pancras who gave his name to the area of London and the famous railway terminus?
Richard Deacon will tell us more about the man, the parish and the station.
June 12th — THE AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE
Volunteer Richard Clutterbuck describes the work of this vital emergency service.
July 10th — VISIT TO WALGRAVE, NEAR KETTERING
A tour of this attractive village led by local historian Malcolm Campbell.
August 14th — ROCKINGHAM CASTLE
Trish Woods talks about the castle’s fascinating history and the influential people who have lived there.
Sept 11th — BOUDICCA: THE CREATION OF TWO EMPIRES
There are many conflicting stories about Boudicca and her famous revolt against the Romans in Britain. Historian, Chris Carr will give us the facts and try to get to the truth.
October 9th — THEIR NAME LIVETH EVERMORE
The Imperial (later Commonwealth) War Graves Commission was set up to provide memorials to the millions of men who died in World War I. Brian Johnson looks at some of these memorials and graves.
November 13th — ANGLO SAXONS IN LEICESTERSHIRE
Well known historian Peter Liddle describes the history of the Anglo Saxons in our part of the world.
December 11th — SAMUEL PEPYS: THIS IS YOUR LIFE
LHG Members will re-enact events and characters from the extraordinary life and times of Samuel Pepys.