Cropston Road in the Early 1900s

We often get enquiries, and one received this week led our archivist Brian Kibble to retrieve these fascinating photographs of Cropston Road circa 1910 and 1923. Today this stretch of road is where you will find such shops as the Yum Yum Cafe and A Stitch in Time, opposite the Anstey Co-Op.

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…

Beaumanor History Fair – In Pictures

A big thank you goes to Jane for creating our wonderful stall, and to Paul, Alison, Kath and Beck who volunteered on the day. Our team in action … Here’s a glimpse of the other organisations there on the day. A fieldwork tent was set up outside, exhibits included the most recent roman mosaic to…

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

The Anstey Memories Project

One of our ongoing projects throughout 2018 and beyond will be to collect local residents’ memories of Anstey, as well as scanning photographs and documents and providing an online and accessible home for them here. If you have any photographs or memorabilia that could be scanned (and then returned to you!) for the project, please…

Remembering the Fallen Soldiers of Anstey

This area of the website will be very active over the next year as we add detailed records of all of the Anstey Soldiers named on the Anstey War Memorial.  This project could not have been possible without the help of the Century of Stories team, as well as many hundreds of hours of volunteer…

Archive: How Our Project Began

Originally, we started this history project alongside Century of Stories – and this was our first ever press release searching for interested local stakeholders and residents to join in and add their ideas: “Calling all Anstey Residents! Do you know of anyone who has a story to tell about Anstey and the First World War?…

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…

Fire at the Nook Yard 1938

Fire at Nook Yard 1938 An article by Sharon Grey and Michael Tedd Loughborough Library Volunteers were told by a visitor to their stand, at the Century of Stories Event Day at Anstey Library on 25th January 2017, a family story about an ancestor,  John Heggs who spoke  about a lady he knew who lived…