Lubenham Heritage Group

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Who are we?
We are a group of enthusiastic amateurs interested in celebrating and recording the heritage and local history of Lubenham. When the Village Appraisal was undertaken in the year 2000, it was highlighted that a number of people were interested in the history of the village and wanted to produce publications on the heritage of the parish. This is how we came about!

What are our aims?
Our aims and objectives are:

  • To promote an appreciation of the history, architecture, landscape and wildlife of Lubenham village and parish.
  • To encourage interest in the heritage of the community, through a regular programme of meetings and informal workshops organised by the group.
  • To encourage a sense of community in the village by undertaking special projects.
  • To interact with other organisations in the county and elsewhere with similar interests and aims.
  • To act as a social focus for those interested in the heritage of the community providing opportunities for everyone.

What are we trying to achieve?
We are hoping that over time we can record and if necessary, protect the built, natural, cultural, archaeological, historical and industrial heritage of the parish, for future generations - whilst having fun and socialising with other groups and people along the way!

Lubenham Heritage Group is a chance to discover more about the area. We have regular meetings at the Village Hall and organise informal workshops. As a group we are developing a number of projects to record aspects of life in our parish and recording certain points in history and how they have affected the community of Lubenham.

Lubenham Heritage Group was set up with help from Leicestershire County Council's Museums Arts, and Record Service's Heritage Watch project.

To try and ensure everyone gets the chance to go to local meetings, some sessions are held at weekends and others are held on varying nights of the week.

David Carter, a founder member of the Heritage Group said: "We have had a fantastic response from local people. We had a full group join us for a visit to the Records Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland in Wigston to find out about records for the village. We now have committee of people who have volunteered and are busy planning our activities. The meetings programme is an important part of our work in encouraging people to share their research and interests in the parish. More people are wanted to help us develop the . more follows group and we hope our coming programme will uncover more fascinating facts about Lubenham."

For a free copy of the programme and more information about the Group, please call 0116 267 1377.


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