Welcome

to the web site for The Friends of the Centre for English Local History.

We are a registered charity (number 1073528) which supports the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester and its students, for example through the provision of library donations, student bursaries and practical help.

We have a programme of events, which includes study days and weekends, outings, lectures and conferences, a small publication programme, and an annual second-hand book sale

Membership of the Friends of the Centre for English Local History is open to anyone with an interest in local history, whether the history of Leicestershire or of any other part of England and Wales. We are an active and enthusiastic group of local historians, with a wide range of interests.