Markfield Local History Group meetings

The Group usually meets on the evening of the second Tuesday of alternate months, either in the rooms behind the Methodist Church on Main Street, or out and about 'on location'.  

Church Hall meetings usually include a guest speaker presenting a topic of interest, followed by refreshments and a short group business and planning discussion. Meetings are open to members and non-members alike. Non-members are usually asked to pay £3 per meeting, which includes light refreshments.


Between road and river - 19 March 2019

Mathew Morris will speak about 'between road and river', describing recent archaeological discoveries in the Waterside regeneration area in Leicester (around the A50 heading towards Sanvey Gate / Great Central Street and onto Vaughan Way / the Highcross shopping centre).

Mathew is a Project Officer at ULAS with over a decade of archaeological experience. He has excavated a wide range of rural and urban archaeology across the Midlands, from the prehistoric period through to the Second World War. His specialisms include urban archaeology, community archaeology and Roman and medieval archaeology. He has co-authored two books: 'Visions of Ancient Leicester' (2011) and 'Richard III: The King under the Car Park' (2013). He is actively involved in promoting archaeology to the general public, regularly providing talks to local societies.

Tuesday 19 March at 7.30 pm, Methodist Church Rooms, Main Street, Markfield.
Non-members £3 to include refreshments.   



More meetings in 2019

We welcome back a number of speakers for our 2019 programme.

  • 21 May - Tony Wood will speak about more historic medicine in Markfield
  • 16 July - Village walk, as part of the Archaeology Fortnight
  • 17 September - Michael Ball, possibly on the topic of 'paupers'
  • 19 November - Laurence Lock, on the rise and fall of public houses in Markfield