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. The programme for the remainder of the year is below.

In addition, we organise trips. This years Summer Trip will be to Kings Lynn or Sandringham.

Officers for 2018

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

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

Photographers: Steve Thorpe, Huw Thomas and Molly Marcus

Events for 2018

2018 Meetings




January 16th

Members Talks

March 20th

Hunter or Hunted - The Life and Times of Sir William Turville

Katie Bridger

May 15th

The Churches Conservation Trust

Robert Milton

Saturday June 30th

Annual Trip - Cheltenham

July 17th
(St. Martin's Church)

Life in the Roman Countryside of Leicestershire

Peter Liddle

September 18h

Elsie May Dearest

Sally Cherith

November 20th

The Battle of the Beams

Terry Sheppard, Charley Heritage Trust

Publications Available

Recollections £2.00

A Brief History of Desford 50p

Both publications are available from Pat Crane.