The East Midlands Oral History Archive was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to establish the first large-scale archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire & Rutland. This includes the collections of the former Leicester Oral History Archive, the Mantle archive from North West Leicestershire, the Community History …
A ghost sign is a hand-painted advertisement that has been preserved on a building for an extended period of time. Often found on the sides of houses and other buildings which stand at busy intersections. It was common for signs to be repainted with new designs periodically leaving the original artwork obscured. As the paints age and …
A selection of political memorabilia of Archibald Gorrie (c.1885-1941) relating to the Labour movement in Leicestershire in the period c.1889-1909, specifically press cuttings, posters and selected items related to the Leicester Passive Resisters League. Gorrie became the branch secretary and benefactor of the Socialist League (Branch …
A collection of 50 trade and street directories for Leicester and Leicestershire dating from 1790s to 1910s. Directories are an invaluable primary source for historians. They provide first hand data about local communities, their infrastructure and the individuals inhabiting those communities. Published more frequently than the census, …
A selection of items from LIHS archives, including photographs, short films, and illustrated studies into aspects of Leicestershires industrial history. Current items reflect the quarrying, coal mining, lime, power, boot and shoe, hosiery, railway transport, wind milling and agricultural industries in the county
My Leicestershire History is a free and fully searchable online resource containing photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire.
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