Kirby Muxloe Local History Group website 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 currently at £1 for members and £4 for visitors. Yearly membership subscription is £10.

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

Tuesday 21 May 2019,   A.G.M.:

"Life in Tudor Leicester" -

Felicity Austin - popular local history speaker

Tuesday 9 July 2019   Our annual field trip:

"Brooksby Hall, church and deserted village" -

Cost £3 each for members, £5 for non-members. Booking essential - at our May meeting, or contact Val on 0116 2394476 by 28th June.

Tuesday 17 September 2019:

"Recent excavations at Bradgate Park" -

Peter Liddle MBE, former County Archaeologist and expert on "Time Team" when it came to Leicestershire

Tuesday 19 November 2019:

"Our Social Event : A Folk Musical Trip through History" -

Steve Allen will entertain us. Refreshments provided (tbd). Cost £tbd. Booking essential.

Tuesday 21 January 2020:

"Turnpikes and Tollgates - A Drive Back in Time" -

Mike Gould, local historian and chair of KMLHG

Tuesday 17 March 2020:

"Life in the Swinging Sixties" -

Felicity Austin - Popular local history speaker

Tuesday 19 May 2020,   A.G.M.:

"More Houses with a Story" -

Brian Johnson

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.

Our thanks go to ...

RAL Display Marketing (https://www.ral-display.co.uk/) for printing a free advertising banner for us ! It was on show outside the Village Hall at our Exhibition on 17th November 2018 and at our January meeting this year.


Our 2018 Exhibition - many thanks to all who supported our very successful exhibition !