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Leicestershire Historian, Vols 51-56

No 56 2020

  • Editorial p.2
  • Palitoy: Leicestershire’s Toy Story Bob Brechin and Stuart Warburton p.3
  • From St Mary’s to St Petersburg – Rasputin, Revolution and Rescue! The story of Miss Zillah Henton, an English Nurse Bernadette Challinor p.9
  • Life with the Cunards at Nevill Holt Richard Graves p.13
  • More than Rossini's Stabat Mater: The 19th century Music and Musicians of the Holy Cross Priory, Leicester Patrick Boylan p.20
  • Ibstock, 1831–1931: The Growth of a Mining Community Pamela J. Fisher p.26
  • Market Bosworth in Domesday Book: A Cautionary Approach Anthony Squires and Chris Peat p.32
  • "‘The enjoyable use of leisure by means of country rambles and other gatherings’ 100 Years of the Leicester C.H.A. Rambling Club Shirley Aucott " Edna Blake p.37
  • ‘My Dear Madam’ - Letters sent from Susanna Watts to Mary Frewen 1805 to 1810 Shirley Aucott p.43
  • The Prehistoric Pedigree of Romano-British Bucket Escutcheons: The View from Mountsorrel Andrew W. Lamb p.49
  • ‘A Light of Other Days’: Cigar Manufacture in Leicester Cynthia Brown p.52
  • ‘These names are lamps of Sacrifice’: Coalville Memorial Clock Tower James White p.58
  • Brookfield: The Victorian Home of the Fielding Johnson Family 1869-1925 Caroline Wessel p.63
  • Recent Publications Ed Cynthia Brown p.69

No 55 2019

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Volume 55 has now been sent to members. An article on Dorothy Bovey in Historian 55, by Richard Graves, can be found here

  • Editorial p.2
  • Town Trails in Leicester Sally Hartshorne and Colin Hyde p.3
  • Churches in Leicestershire - Is the Writing on the Wall? Michael Hawkes p.8
  • Hinckley’s Answers to the Housing Question, 1923-1933 Paul Griffiths p.12
  • Thomas Emery the Radical (1821 - 1868) Ned Newitt p.18
  • Sir John Rolleston - a Very Local Man Cynthia Brown p.25
  • ‘To be Caring and Compassionate Nurses’: The History of the Leicester School of Nursing & Midwifery Katharine Short p.30
  • Dorothy Bovey - Botanical Artist and Adventurer (1923 - 2003) Richard Graves p.36
  • ‘That They Shall Have Life’: The University of Leicester Celebrates its Centenary Caroline Wessel p.41
  • The Tales of Two Stones Bob Trubshaw p.46
  • Leicestershire People and the Spanish Civil War Adrian Pole p.50
  • Two Victorian Notebooks: The Sermons of Charles Haddon of Bardon Park Chapel Alan Betteridge p.56
  • Recent Publications Ed Cynthia Brown p.62

No 54 2018

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  • Editorial p.2
  • ‘Go home and sit still’ - Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Jess Jenkins p.3
  • Religious Revivalism in Leicestershire 200 Years Ago Alan Betteridge p.8
  • When ‘Germany Called the Tune’: Music, Liberalism and the Call to War Mark Gamble p.14
  • Beaumanor War and Peace – Behind the Scenes Caroline Wessel p.20
  • An Early Medieval Floor Tile from Garendon Abbey Andy Kirkland p.24
  • Publishing in Nineteenth Century Leicestershire J. D. Bennett p.29
  • The Leicester and Leicestershire Civil Defence Corps, 1948 – 1968 Jed Jaggard p.33
  • ‘Though seas divide us, yet our hearts are one’: The 1910 Homecoming to Leicester Cynthia Brown p.37
  • A Memorable Mayoralty: Alderman Sir Jonathan North, JP, DL, and Lady Kate Elizabeth North, Mayor and Mayoress of Leicester 1914-1918 Derek Seaton p.43
  • The Women of Hinckley and the First World War John Martin and Robert King p.49
  • Working Class Mothers and the Birth Control Movement (1930-1953) Shirley Aucott p.55
  • Recent Publications Ed Cynthia Brown p.62

No 53 2017

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Volume 53 contains the concluding article on the Basque refugee children who arrived in Leicester after fleeing the Spanish Civil War. This article can be downloaded for free here - Vol 53, pp.17-2. Parts 1 and 2 of this paper are also now available as a combined document here.

  • Editorial p.2
  • Bloodshed and Bitterness: How Leicestershire and Rutland got their First World War Memorials Elizabeth Blood p.3
  • ‘With intent to deceive and impose’: Fortune Telling in Victorian and Edwardian Britain Cynthia Brown p.10
  • Leicester’s refuge for Basque children from the Spanish Civil War (Part 2) Richard Graves p.17
  • The First Passenger Fatality on the Leicester & Swannington Railway, and its impact on improving Railway Safety Barry Kendall p.24
  • A Giant of the Victorian Stage performs in Leicester J. D. Bennett p.28
  • Breedon’s Healing Angel Bob Trubshaw p.31
  • A New Chapter for Charnwood Julie Attard p.35
  • The Great War comes to Leicester: an Ambulance Train, Midland Railway Station, 1.17 a.m. Robin Jenkins p.42
  • Early Council Housing: Hinckley leads the way Paul Griffiths p.45
  • Working Class Mothers and the Birth Control Movement (1830-1930) Shirley Aucott p.51
  • The Man from Catthorpe, a Leicestershire Victim - Serial Murder in the Victorian Era David Howell p.57
  • Recent Publications Ed Cynthia Brown p.62

No 52 2016

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  • Editorial p.2
  • Leicester’s refuge for Basque children from the Spanish Civil War (Part 1) Richard Graves p.3
  • The Medieval Parks of Market Bosworth Anthony Squires and Chris Peat p.11
  • Food and Fuel Rationing in Hinckley during World War I John Martin and Robert King p.19
  • The Leicestershire Business Maps of Stephens & Mackintosh Derek Deadman p.26
  • Hannah Holmes and Samuel Wells – Justice or Injustice? Brian Cousins p.31
  • Discovering Leicestershire’s Heritage Apples Nigel Deacon p.37
  • Turf Rituals Bob Trubshaw p.44
  • Charnwood Street – from the 1920s to 1970 Cynthia Brown p.47
  • ‘And Particularly All Nonconformist Ministers’: Leicestershire’s Rebel Suspects in 1685 Alan Betteridge p.56
  • Recent Publications Ed Cynthia Brown p.62



No 51 2015

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  • Editorial
  • ‘Joyous to a pitch of Baccanalian Vivacity’: John Nichols as bon viveur, good company and historian of Leicestershire Julian Pooley p.3
  • I am that Toad' Serendipity, Subathu and The Tigers: A brief record of Colonel Mark Kingsley Wardle David Howell p.9
  • ‘This land belongs to all of us’ Unemployment and the Leicester Landgrabbers, 1909 Cynthia Brown p.13
  • Education in Countesthorpe: From Origins to a Secure Foundation, 1706-1919 Emma Roberts p.19
  • The Cradocks of Belgrave Hall, and an inheritance wrangle Erica Statham p.25
  • Leicestershire Canal Wars of 1785 – Some Further Information Derek Deadman p.29
  • Leicestershire’s First Lost Houses J. Bennett p.32
  • From Berlin to New York via Leicester: The long journey of the Attenboroughs’ ‘adopted sisters’ (Part2) Richard Graves p.36
  • Leicestershire: a County of Inland Ports Bob Trubshaw p.43
  • ‘Buried Between Factories’: Bond Street Maternity Hospital 1905-1971 Shirley Aucott p.48
  • Recent Publications Cynthia Brown p.57