Hoton Parish Council

Serving the people of Hoton, Leicestershire

Wymeswold Road Character Property

Clerk: Hellen Jarvis
52 Springfield Close, Burton
on the Wolds, Loughborough
LE12 5AN

Tel: 01509 880596

Discovering the Wolds

To commemorate thirty years since the founding of the Wolds Historical Organisation (WHO) the latest publication, Discovering the Wolds, will be published on 19th September. Twenty-four articles reveal more about a wide variety of local history topics, from the Anglo-Saxon era to the late twentieth century.

Bob Trubshaw, Chair of the WHO, considers that every aspect of a village reveals something about the people of have lived there. 'Although we do not always know the names of the people involved, the history of the Wolds – as indeed anywhere – is the sum total of how people for dozens of generations have lived their lives and the changes, minor or major, which they brought about. The Wolds is how it is because of those living before us, just as we too will leave a rich legacy for those who follow after.'

Copies of Discovering the Wolds will be available on Tuesday 19th September at the WHO's monthly meeting, starting at 7.45 prompt in the back room of the Windmill Inn, Brook Street, Wymeswold. There will also be a talk by Lee Timmins about the English Highwayman. The event is free for WHO members; guests are most welcome but will be asked to contribute £3.

Discovering the Wolds is a paperback with 100 pages, 28 colour photographs, 79 black and white photographs, 9 line drawings and 3 maps. The price is £9.95 and copies will be available from 20th September at G.G. Granville's, Wymeswold, and the Burton on the Wolds petrol station. Copies are also available in Wymeswold from Bob Trubshaw (01509 881342) and in Burton from Joan Shaw (01509 880055).

Since 1987 members of the Wolds Historical Organisation (WHO) have been researching the history of the western half of the Leicestershire Wolds – principally Wymeswold, Burton on the Wolds, Hoton, Cotes and Prestwold. This substantial amount of research has been published in a number of articles and publications, many of which are now available online. There are also monthly talks and guided walks. More details online at

The current edition of the WHO's What's What can be found online at:

Bob Trubshaw
Wolds Historical Organisation
01509 881342

Posted: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:07 by The Parish Clerk

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