June Meeting: “Leics Framework Knitters”

     Anstey Local History Society Our next meeting will be held on: Wednesday June 19th2019 at 7.00.p.m. in Anstey Community Library Leicestershire’s Framework Knitters Speaker: Jess Jenkins (Leicestershire Records Office) Anstey was a large part of the county’s framework knitters community.  Members: Free                                    Non-members: £2.00  http://www.ansteyhistory.com     Tel:07870197958

February 2019 Newsletter

Anstey Local History Society Welcome to the first Anstey Local History Society newsletter. Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to our first AGM in January. It was a really interesting evening discussing the objects and photos that were brought along. There were even some photos brought along that Brian…

Change in upcoming talk – now “Christmas Memories”

Our lined-up speaker for this week is unable to attend due to illness and we wish her a very speedy recovery and look forward to hearing about her research in the future.  Instead, Jane will be running a session on “Memories of Christmas” and we very much hope to see you there.  See below for…

Anstey WW2 Community Sharing Day – In Pictures

On Wednesday 18th April 2018,  Anstey Local History Society hosted a WW2 Community Sharing Day, where we welcomed the whole community to take part and share memories, reunite with old friends and talk to experts about artefacts they had brought in from home. A big thank you to the Anstey Town Charity, who gave us…

Upcoming February 2018 Talk: Ned Ludd, by Ian Porter

This month’s Local History Talk will be by Ian Porter on Anstey’s very own Ned Ludd. Everyone is welcome. Wednesday 21st March, 7pm-9pm. Members: Free Visitors: £2 – includes refreshments. At Anstey Community Library You can read Ian Porter’s introduction to Ned Ludd on our website here: The Ned Ludd Story of Anstey

Anstey History Team at the Anstey Christmas Gala

This being our first year, this was our first ever Anstey Christmas Gala.  We entered a tree into the Christmas competition, where every bauble had memories of Anstey gathered from our meetings. Our tree joined many others, which lined the walls of Saint Mary’s church. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill…