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Recent Finds at Welby Church.

Information for all Members. Please Note: As many of you know archaeologists have recently been working in the area surrounding Welby Church, near Melton Mowbray. Their findings to date indicate that the area may have been a Roman site and they are coming to present their findings at 7.00 pm on Monday 22nd May 2017. […]

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A VISIT TO DUNHAM MASSEY (NT).

On Saturday, 13th August, 37 members and friends visited Dunham Massey near Altrincham in Cheshire. The site is “moated” and lies immediately west of the village of Dunham, with its deer park to the south. The hall was donated to the National Trust by Roger Grey, 10th and last Earl of Stamford in 1976. The […]

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Imperial War Museum Duxford – Ambitious Historical Project.

The Society has been contacted by IWM Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4QR with regard to a project which they launched in October 2014. In the correspondence they invite our members to take part by providing any information they may have that relates to the American Air Force during the Second World War. (See below). The American Air Museum website […]

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Winter Programme UPDATE – A Note For Your Diary.

Urgent Update to the 2013-2014 Winter Programme On Friday 24th January, as an addition to our published programme the committee are pleased to announce an extra talk and presentation entitled “A Moment in Time” – Wicklow Lodge Military Hospital 1914 – 1919. “A Moment in Time” is a story that begins with the “Call To […]

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ROC Buckminster Bunker Open Day

In an event run by Up An’ At ‘Em History, the Royal Observer Corps Cold War bunker at Buckminster was open to the public today (Sunday 27th October 2013). Attended by several members of the Melton Mowbray & District Historical Society, Jed Jaggard and volunteers (including veterans of the Buckminster station and members of the […]

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Winter Programme 2013/14

Winter Programme 2013/14

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Melton Fieldworkers Spring Programme of Talks at the Carnegie Museum

As many of you know talks to the Melton Fieldworkers are a regular events at the Carnegie Museum here in Melton. These talks are usually organised by John Thomas from ULAS (University of Leicester Archaeological Services) and they often feature the work that the fieldworkers themselves have been involved in. John regularly emails me with […]

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Summer Programme – 2013

Friday, 10th May                  Annual Lunch – Sysonby Knoll Hotel 12.00 for 12.30pm Cost £15.50 pp Closing date 27th April — Saturday, 8th June               Lincoln Cathedral & Lincoln Life Museum Organizer: Peter Raikes Cost: £16 per person Closing date 25th May — Saturday, 13th July              Arkwright Society, Cromford Mill & Crich Tramway Village Organizer: Peter Raikes Cost: […]

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The role of RAF Melton Mowbray in World War 2

Many members I expect will be aware that during the WW2 and for some years afterwards there was an active RAF Airfield on the road to Great Dalby. It is still known as the ‘old airfield’ but little remains of what was once an important site. With that in mind some of you may be […]

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News from the Secretary…..

With the start of the New Year I thought it would be an opportunity to bring everyone up to date on what has happened since we began our Winter Programme of Talks in October of last year and what is planned for the coming year. Firstly, those of you that attended the meeting in October […]

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