23rd June 2024

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Desford & District Heritage Society

The History Society are custodians of the parish archives. From time to time, we use these records to put on displays & exhibitions.

We have a meeting with a speaker on the 3rd Tuesday of alternate months. Our usual meeting place is Desford Free Church, starting at 7.30pm. The programme for the remainder of the year is below.

In addition, we organise trips.

Officers for 2024

President: Caroline Wessel

Chairman: Vacancy

Secretary: Angela Thomas

Treasurer: Dennis Casson

Committee Members: Pat Crane, John Richards, Molly Marcus, Jane Crowson and Ian Keeling, Lynda Grimshaw

Archivists: Pat Crane, Jane Crowson, Angela Thomas, Gwyneth Reed, Lynda Grimshaw

Photographers: Huw Thomas and Molly Marcus

For more information please see our website.

Events for 2024

2024 Meetings

Date

Subject

Speaker

May 21st

Arthur Wakerley: Architect, Politician & Visionary

Brian Johnson

July 16th

Behind the Walls: The Archaeology of the Castles of Leicestershire & Rutland

Mathew Morris

September 17th

Cathedral Highlights including its History

Rebecca Hale

November 19th

Life in the Workhouse

The Workhouse Storytellers

Publications Available

Recollections £2.00

A Brief History of Desford 50p

Both publications are available from Pat Crane.

Last updated: Thu, 23 May 2024 16:14