KMLHG Publications
Publications

Books

The following books have been written by one of our members, Judith Upton, and published by KMLHG.

The books in print are available from Kirby Muxloe Library.

Kirby Muxloe - The most bombed village in England

Out of print

Kirby Muxloe - The War Years

Out of print

A Shop for Everything - The Growth of Kirby Muxloe (56pp)

This is available at a bargain price of £2.50 from Kirby Muxloe Library. If you would like a copy by post, please send a cheque for £4.50, to cover postage and packing, to Kirby Muxloe Local History Group, The Lindens, Gullet Lane, Kirby Muxloe, LEICESTER LE9 2BL, including your name and postal address.

In this, the third book in the series, it seems to be the right time to look at the growth of our village from the beginning until the 20th century. In the days before supermarkets, even a small village like Kirby seemed to have "a shop for everything".

Kirby Muxloe - Courage, Commitment and Community

Tales from an English village as it overcame adversity in war and peace (60pp).

This is available from Kirby Muxloe Library or from The Optician on Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, at a price of £6. If you would like a copy by post, please send a cheque for £8, to cover postage and packing, to Kirby Muxloe Local History Group, The Lindens, Gullet Lane, Kirby Muxloe, LEICESTER LE9 2BL, including your name and postal address.

As 2018 is the centenary commemoration year for the end of WWI, on the Western Front, it seems only apt that we start our book with the First World War. How did it affect our village? We then go on to look at WWII, and in particular, the work of the Air Raid Protection Wardens. This would not have been possible without the donation of the A.R.P. report books for the village, for which we are extremely grateful. We have been given a great insight into the work carried out by the mainly older men and women of the village. There is courage, humour, and dedication throughout the pages.

We also look at the tremendous work carried out by the village people in order to re-build the Free Church, after it was razed to the ground in the bombing of November 1940. Finally, we record, in their own words, peoples’ tales of life in Kirby Muxloe before the advent of computers and smart phones, when children made their own entertainment, not always with their parents' permission !