The History of Marwin Machine Tools, by Brian Kibble

The History of Marwin Machine Tools, by Brian Kibble The two founders of the Marwins were Ernie Hopwell and Derek Robinson – they both worked for the well known Wadkins woodworking and cutting tool machinery company on Leicester’s Green Lane and old Mr Wadkin had been hoping they would take over after his retirement –…

March Meeting: “Belgrave Friends Remembered” by Sandra Moore

*Please note that the March Meeting is now cancelled* “The committee have made the decision to cancel the Anstey Local History Society meeting this coming Wednesday, March 18th, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The situation is changing daily and we feel it is better to cancel now, instead of having  a last minute panic! Sandra,…

Old Anstey Photographs – A. P. Ross Grocers on Cropston Road

We would like to give our thanks to Angela Driver who has given us permission to publish this family photograph of A.P. Ross Grocers on Cropston Road, Anstey.  The family are descendants of the Ross’s Provision Market’s owner and any information that anyone can give us on the date of the photograph, or on the…

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…

Introduction to the Ned Ludd Story of Anstey – by Ian Porter

“It is well documented that Ned Ludd who hailed from Anstey smashed his masters’ frame in a fit of temper. What is not so well known is that frame breaking existed as a tactic to control fraudulent process within the trade…this was long before Ned was born in the mid 18th century. So if frame breaking existed before…