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 £2 for members and £5 for visitors. Yearly membership subscription is £10.

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

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Covid precautions at our meetings

Please follow these guidelines when attending our meetings:

1) Use the hand sanitiser on entering the building

2) Consider wearing a face covering (UK Government guidelines in crowded, enclosed spaces)

3) Practice social distancing where practical

Our Charges:

Please Note: Admission is £2 for members and £5 for visitors. Membership is annual and costs £10, which covers from May to the following May. The £10 membership will be payable at each May meeting, along with the admission charge.

Our Programme of Meetings:

Tuesday 20th September 2022,   David Ray :
“William Morris and England’s Silk Road”

Tuesday 15th November 2022,   Felicity Austin :
“Life in the Swinging Sixties”

Tuesday 17th January 2023,   Leigh Picciano Moss :
“Leicester’s New Walk and the Georgian New Town”

Tuesday 21st March 2023,   Steve Allen, singer and guitarist :
“A Folk Musical Trip Through History (part 2)”

Tuesday 16th May 2023,   AGM + Matthew Morris, University of Leicester Archaeological Services :
“Cardinals, Chariots and Queens” – History of Abbey Park, Burrough Hill and Bradgate Park

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 and supplying it complete with stand ! We use it for events, such as the Kirby Muxloe Fun Day, which we support each year, and exhibitions, both our own and external ones.