About Us

Anstey Local History Society was formed in 2017 and the aims of the society are:

  • To promote the interest of local history.
  • To collect recollections from the local community.
  • To encourage people to research local history.
  • To add to and expand our web site to preserve memories etc.
  • To give opportunities for people from diverse groups to meet socially.

In 2020 ALHS were the winners of the Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Award for the ‘Commemorating Anniversaries ‘category, for our War Memorial Project.

Files on all the WWI soldiers, who are named on the Anstey War memorial, can be found here.

ALHS is the ‘guardian’ of the Anstey Millennium Collection – a collection of over 6000 photographs, as well as documents, articles, books and artifacts, all depicting the history of Anstey. The archive is constantly updated as:

Today’s photograph is tomorrow’s history.

If you have any photos of Anstey, we would love to see them, especially if they are of the last 40 years, as we have gaps in our archive for that period. We will copy them and return them to you.

Future projects planned are:

An Anstey history trail

Oral history project – we plan to interview many Anstey residents about their lives and experiences in the village.

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (excepting July, August and December). In addition, the society hosts specific events with a local history theme, which aim to bring the community together. More information on our meetings can be found here.

Membership is £20.00 per year or £3.00 per meeting for non-members.

This includes a drink and a biscuit.

We are always pleased to see new people and you can be sure of a friendly welcome and lots of chat!