Kirby Muxloe Local History Group

About Us

Kirby Muxloe is a small village in south-west Leicestershire, England. The Kirby Muxloe Local History Group is committed to promoting and preserving the heritage of our village.

We arrange a programme of meetings throughout the year, with both external and internal speakers who talk on topics of historical interest. Meetings are open to all and visitors are welcome.

Directions to our meetings: On the Hinckley Road (A47) going out from Leicester, go over the bridge over the M1, then turn right at the traffic lights signposted “Kirby Muxloe”. This takes you onto Kirby Lane. Follow the road over the railway bridge, go down a hill, then up a hill, but just before you reach the top, turn right onto Main Street. Go past the Royal Oak on your right. The Church Hall is then a little further on your right. Please park in the car park just after the hall. For sat navs, use LE9 2AP and house no. 76. Map shown on right.

If coming from Hinckley direction, turn left after the Red Cow pub. This takes you onto Kirby Lane. Now follow directions as above.

Programme of Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, Kirby Muxloe Local History Group meetings start at 7:30pm, with admission at £1 for members and £3 for visitors. Yearly membership subscription is £5.

Meetings take place at St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, 16th November 2017:

The Elephant Man Joseph Carey Merrick, Leicester’s famous son – Peter Cousins, former L&RFHS Chairman.

Thursday, 18th January 2018:

The Workhouses of Leicestershire – Little short of prisons? Or a safety net for the vulnerable? – Mike Gould, Local Historian and Chairman of Kirby Muxloe Local History Group.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018:

Revealing Grey Friars, The Archaeology of Leicester’s Lost Franciscan Friary – Matthew Morris, Archaeologist.

Thursday, 17th May 2018:

Leicester in WW2: Hidden Histories, a social history of Leicester during wartime – Vince Holyoak, Historic England.

Can you help us ?

We are always looking for old pictures, slides, newspaper clippings, documents, etc. relating to Kirby Muxloe's past. Do you have any that we could borrow to copy or transcribe ? Even "modern" events of the 1960's, 70's and 80's are of interest.