Our latest publication, a history of Ibstock, is now available. We have a special offer. Until 31 December 2020 you can buy this book direct from ourselves at £11 including P&P. Please send a cheque payable to Leicestershire VCH Trust to Meadowside, Main Street, Kings Norton, Leicestershire, LE7 9BF.
Ibstock is our third paperback parish history. Two other books in this series were published in 2017, on Castle Donington and Buckminster and Sewstern. Copies are still available, and please contact us for details. You can also buy online, as a paperback, or as a Kindle e-book.
Five ‘Red Books’ in the county series were published between 1907 and 1964. They are no longer in print, but can be found in reference libraries. You can also read part of volume II and all of volumes IV and V online. Volumes I-III contain information about the whole county, volume IV is a history of the city of Leicester (published 1955) and volume V is about the parishes in the former Gartree Hundred, around Market Harborough.
Since 2010 we have also posted draft histories online for Kirby Bellars, Leire and Welby, written by our volunteers Carol Cambers and Alan Fox. Working with undergraduate students at the University of Leicester in summer 2012, we have also published online all or part of the religious histories of five parishes near Leicester: Blaby, Broughton Astley, Countesthorpe, Oadby and Wigston Magna.