Welcome to the Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society

Please explore our web site or contact us at secretary@loughboroughpastandpresent.org

Founded in 1955 to encourage the study of the archaeology of the Loughborough area, the Society has expanded its interests to include all aspects of the area’s history.

We run a winter lecture programme. Lectures take place monthly from October to April and cover a wide range of topics. We meet in the excellent lecture theatre in the Brockington Building on the Loughborough University Campus, off Epinal Way. There is adequate parking space directly outside. Recent speakers have been Mick Aston of Channel 4’s Time Team and Julian Richards of BBC’s Meet the Ancestors.

Our members run an accredited museum in the 13th century Old Rectory which stands near the parish church in Loughborough.

We have taken part in excavations and produced a number of publications on a variety of subjects, most recently a book about the History of Loughborough Baxter Gate Hospital.

JOIN HERE!Are you interested in local history, archaeology, field walking, excursions to places of historical interest, illustrated lectures, oral history, local history projects?

If the answer is yes why not join our society?

Download our application form

Of use to family historians the Society has produced a CD containing an Index to the illustrations and pedigrees in John Nichol’s ‘History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester’ published in the eighteenth century.

We have available an historical walking guide leaflet Exploring Loughborough and a popular video about the history of the town.

Registered Charity No. 513032