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Membership of the Friends of the Centre for English Local History (FCELH) is open to anyone with an interest in local history, whether the history of Leicestershire or of any other part of the country. We are an active and enthusiastic group of local historians, with a wide range of interests.

The Friends of the Centre for English Local History is a registered charity (number 1073528) which supports the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester and its students, for example through the provision of library donations, student bursaries and practical help.

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Chairman's Letter

Dear Friends,

Another year, another chance to explore the kind of history that we love.

Specifically, the Friends will once again be turning the spotlight on the current research at the Centre undertaken by staff and students. The 'Spotlight' conference will be held on Saturday, 24th February, in the Museum Studies building, which is located on University Road, immediately to the east of New Walk. Please see theitem below for details and an application form. (If you prefer to make an electronic payment for the conference fee, this can be sent to the Friends account: Sort Code 60-13-39 Account no. 83487212). The programme will be both varied and interesting. We will also be taking the opportunity to hold a sale of the books left to the Centre by the late Cynthia Thomas, a quite splendid collection.

Then in June, on Saturday 23rd, I am delighted to announce that our Hoskins Lecture this year will be given by Dr Stuart Wrathmell, perhaps best known to former students for his formidable 'Atlas of Rural Settlement in England', (with B.K. Roberts) but who has also done much distinguished work on early settlements, and his presentation to us of 'Wharram Percy and its Landscape Contexts' promises a fascinating update on that intriguing site.

So, along with the current Seminar series, there should be plenty for us to get our teeth into and I look forward to welcoming you all on behalf of the Committee.

Yours in the past and presently,

Noel Tornbohm

Chairman
(noeltornbohm@btinternet.com)  (07931 127154)

 

 

Spotlight on the Centre

A Conference Organised by the Friends of the Centre for English Local History

Saturday 24th February 2018

School of Museum Studies 19 University Road, Leicester

Click here for details

  Hoskins Day will be held on the 23rd of June at 2:30 pm. The speaker will be Dr Stuart Wrathmell, perhaps best known to former students for his formidable 'Atlas of Rural Settlement in England', (with B.K. Roberts) but who has also done much distinguished work on early settlements, and his presentation to us of 'Wharram Percy and its Landscape Contexts' promises a fascinating update on that intriguing site. The lecture will be held in the Ken Edwards Building on the University Campus. It is a public one, and the Friends encourage anyone who is interested in the topic to attend. A small charge of £3 is made on the door for those who are not members of the Friends, but in return for this you have a warm welcome to the lecure and to tea afterwards in Marc Fitch House, No 5 Salisbury Road.

 

 
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