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Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society
Founded 1855

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Recent Events

Death of Alan McWhirr, Honorary Secretary of the Society

It is with great regret that we must report the death of Alan McWhirr on 14th April 2010 following a period of treatment for cancer.

Alan served on the Society Committee from 1964, acting first as Secretary of the Sub-Committee for Fieldwork and Research and later as Hon. Assistant Editor, Hon. Secretary (Publicity) and, since 1980, as Hon. Secretary.

Obituary by Marilyn Palmer

Interview by Alan at the Shires Excavation in Leicester, 1988-9 (sound clip)


History day at Appleby Magna

A highly successful History Day was held on 31 October 2009 at Sir John Moore's school, Appleby Magna -pictures here.



Town Hall Visit

The Lord Mayor invited members to visit the Town Hall, pictures here


The Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 1855-2005

A new detailed history of the Society written by Robert Rutland is now available and can be bought by members and non-members. It extends to 238 pages and contains 77 illustrations. It also has an index

Details can be found on our publications page LAHS - Occasional Publications


New Vice-Presidents elected at AGM

Robert Rutland and Lars Tharp were both elected Vice-Presidents of the Society

Leicester Abbey Anniversary Book

The anniversary book on Leicester Abbey has now been published and is available free to all members who ordered a copy. It is also on sale to non-members.


Transactions Index

The recently published Index to Transactions is on sale.