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.

Leicestershire industrialists; their non- industrial legacy - 21 May 2019

A talk by Roger Bisgrove, Swannington Heritage Trust.

Leicestershire industrialists were involved in coal mines, quarries, iron works, brick making, railways, canals, hosiery and much more. Yet their legacy is far wider than industrial remnants and history.  This includes parks, walks through beautiful woodlands, art galleries, churches, charitable giving and people reaching the highest positions in the land.   

Tuesday 21 May at 7.30 pm, Methodist Church Rooms, Main Street, Markfield.

Non-members £3 to include refreshments.   

More meetings in 2019

  • 16 July - Village walk, as part of the Archaeology Fortnight. 7.15pm - 9.15pm. Meet on the lower part of The Green LE67 9WD. This is opposite the Methodist Church, Main Street, Markfield. 
  • 17 September - Michael Ball, possibly on the topic of 'paupers'
  • 19 November - Laurence Lock, on the rise and fall of public houses in Markfield