Leicestershire And Rutland Family History Society

  Established 20 September 1974   Reg. Charity No 518870   Member Of The F.F.H.S   ©LRFHS Feb 2015


Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society

Unit 4B, Pilot House

King Street

Leicester LE1 6RN

Telephone 0116 2857211

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ON THIS PAGE WE WILL FEATURE NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOKS

COSBY FALLEN OF WW1


Although the book deals with Cosby’s Fallen it also covers men born in other areas of the county whose families who had moved to Cosby and were living in the village before and after WW1


The book is about 130 pages long and contains biographies of the 41 men listed on the WW1 Roll of Honour in St Michael and All Angels church plus the names of a further 14 men whose names should have been included through being born or having lived in the village.


The cost is £5 per copy plus £1.50 for postage and packing.


Copies can be ordered by contacting Andy Strang on 01162864641 or

strangs@talktalk.net


All of the monies raised from the sale of the book go back into Cosby Heritage Society’s project account to finance further publications.


Thurmaston and the Great War, 1914-1918

There is every good reason to celebrate the bi-centenary of John Nichols’ remarkable History of Leicestershire (1795–1815); for its eight out-sized volumes of detailed and fascinating information have captivated historians of every type for two centuries.

This publication explores the outstanding lives, talents and achievements of three generations of the Nichols family and the literary and antiquarian world of London and Leicestershire that they inhabited. Focussing on the extensive and varied contents of Nichols’ History, a veritable treasure trove of information is uncovered. The book also utilizes the Nichols Archive Project’s huge collection of letters and journals to shed light upon late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century life. The ‘User’s Guide’ and ‘Who’s Who’ chapters are invaluable tools for the Nichols reader, whilst contributions from present-day Leicestershire people with specialist expertise bring John Nichols’ concept of enlisting the local populace right up to date.

This highly readable book, with its evocative illustrations and gentle humour, is a must for historians and for all those who love Leicestershire.

Purchase your copy from Clarendon Books 144 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AE Tel: 0116 270 1856 and 0116 270 1914

E-mail: clarendonbooks@aol.com

Clarendon Books welcomes personal callers, or you can obtain your copy from them by post, using credit/debit card or cheque (cheques payable to Clarendon Books)

Price £9.95 or, if by post, £11.75 including postage/packing

Or go online at www.lahs.org.com (Paypal welcome)


LEICESTERSHIRE RECORD OFFICE  PUBLICATIONS

www.jane-robinson.com

Out on 5 Feb 2015:


In the Family Way:

Illegitimacy from the Great War to the Swinging Sixties

http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/in-the-family-way/9780670922062


WORLD WAR I SERVICEMEN BELGRAVE CEMETERY

Do you have family members who lost their lives during the First World War and are buried in Belgrave Cemetery? Are you tracing your family roots and have you found someone from Belgrave who was killed in action during the Great War? A new book, published by ‘Friends of Belgrave Cemetery Group’ may provide just the information you are looking for.

Entitled ‘World War I Servicemen Belgrave Cemetery’, this 120 page book is crammed with details of 109 servicemen, either buried or commemorated in Belgrave Cemetery.

The book is lavishly illustrated and includes facsimiles of servicemen’s wills, their census and service records, together with details of any medals or decorations awarded. These and a number of photographs generously donated by the families of the men remembered in this book provide a fascinating window on the First World War for the casual reader, and will prove invaluable to the enthusiast wanting to build up a moving picture of the lives and deaths of those who paid the ultimate price a century ago.

Some of the servicemen are remembered on family headstones in the cemetery; others never came home and their names are commemorated abroad, but all of them are recorded

In his foreword to the book Dr John Sutton, Chairman of the Leicestershire and Rutland Western Front Association, states, “this outstanding book reminds us all of the sacrifice made by the men of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force who died in the Great War and will be an enduring and permanent legacy…”.

WW1 Servicemen Belgrave Cemetery, edited by Joy May and Robert Horner is published by Friends of Belgrave Cemetery Group. Copies, price £15 + postage are available from:


Mrs Joy May

0116 367 8068 or e-mail mayjoy@talktalk.net

Birstall Library

Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester, LE4 4JU 0116 305 8756

Birstall Garden & Leisure Centre 27-35 Sibson Road, Birstall LE4 4DX 0116 267 7091