Desford & District Local History 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 7.45pm. The programme for the remainder of the year is below.

In addition, we organise trips. This years Summer Trip will be to Marlow & Greys Court

Officers for 2019

President: Caroline Wessel

Chairman: Bernard Grimshaw

Secretary: Angela Thomas

Treasurer: Dennis Casson

Committee Members: Gwyneth Reed, Pat Crane, John Richards, Molly Marcus, Steve Thorpe, Jane Crowson, Lynda Grimshaw, Pam Wocha

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

Photographers: Steve Thorpe, Huw Thomas and Molly Marcus

For more information please contact our secretary or phone 01455 822934

Events for 2019

2019 Meetings




January 15th

Members Talks

March 19th

T G Green & Co Ltd - The Church Gresley Archives

Dr Iain Hambling

May 21st

DMU Heritage Project

Elizabeth Whelband

Wednesday 26th June

Annual Trip - Marlow & Greys Court

July 16th
(St. Martin's Church)

Groby Old Hall

Peter Liddle

September 17th

A tale of wealth, separation, murder and a hanging. (Staunton Harold Hall)

Gay Evans

November 19th

The Work of the Leicester Victorian Society

Peter Ellis

Publications Available

Recollections £2.00

A Brief History of Desford 50p

Both publications are available from Pat Crane.