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History Day, Appleby Magna

A History day was held at the Sir John Moore School, Appleby Magna on 31 October 2009.

Talks during the day included the history of the Sir John Moore School, a stunning building by Sir Christopher Wren erected 1697, plus explorations of many historical aspects of ‘education’ in Leicestershire (village schools, framework knitter apprentices, canal boat people, WEA, women’s education, boys reformatory, etc.).

Appleby History day1

An audience of over 70 at the History Day


Appleby History 2

The Society's Hon Sec, Dr. Alan McWhirr, showing around the chairman of NW Leics. District Council, Cllr Annette Bridge. On the right is LIHS member Dr Wendy Freer.


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This one shows from left to right; Councillor Annette Bridge, Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council, Caroline Wessel and Professor Marilyn Palmer.