Would you like to know more about East Leake, how the village began and why it developed over the years to become what it is today?
What of the people who lived here – the traders, the farmers, the drinkers in the pubs and the children in the first village school? Did you know that Station Road was once called Poke Lane? Who were Bateman, Potter and de Ferrers and why were their names given to streets in the village? Which English king is thought to have signed a vital treaty in Leake? Where and what was the Castle.
If you want to know more about East Leake and its neighbouring villages, come along to the East Leake and District Local History Society.
We have monthly meetings during the winter to hear visiting speakers, share our latest findings and browse through a thriving bookstall. Normally these meetings take place in St. Mary’s Hall (opposite the Parish Church). In the summer we visit local places of interest and organise at least one trip further afield.
Some members are involved in research projects and can help people interested in local families. The Group’s archives, past publications and working maps may be consulted by prior arrangement.
Because of the continuing Covid19 situation the Committee have decided to hold all remaining meetings for the current season (October – May) digitally through the Society’s Utube channel. We held a ‘trial’ talk for our September meeting which proved to be very successful. Please note these talks will only be available to members of the Society. Newcomers may join the Society by contacting the Membership Secretary David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.