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Information on visiting The Record Office from 19th July 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming more people back to the Record Office. However the health & wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority. We are therefore taking a more gradual approach to lifting our Covid safety measures. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings for visitors and staff. Visits are still by pre-booking only although unlimited items can now be ordered on demand again. Please see 'Book Your Visit' on our home page for revised booking procedures. Thank you for your patience whilst we implement our gradual reopening plan. UPDATE: The Record Office will be open on SATURDAY mornings 21 August, 4 September and 18 September. We will be CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING from 25 September to 9 October (inclusive).

Record Office Staff Talks

Special Subject Talks by Record Office Staff

  1. The Work of the Record Office: an introduction to the office and its sources (held at the Record Office to show the range of resources, public search rooms and procedures and strongroom – time permitting).
  2. Church Monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland
  3. Sir Thomas Shirley and the great Shirley pedigree
  4. The Leicestershire Regiment and Ladysmith (Boer War)
  5. The Crimean War and Leicestershire
  6. Leicester’s Unemployed March to London, 1905
  7. Honest Men but Destitute – the plight of Leicestershire’s Framework Knitters
  8. Elizabeth Heyrick – An Uncompromising Friend of Liberty
  9. Burning Passions – The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in Leicestershire
  10. The Census – people count
  11. The Life and Times of Richard III
  12. Tales of the Titanic
  13. Data Protection for Community Groups
  14. The Base Hospital – The 5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester & its satellites, 1909-1918
  15. Passing Muster – The Leicestershire Militia, c. 950-1939
  16. Death, Disease & Data Protection – hospital and asylum archives in the Record Office
  17. Know Your Place – local maps in the Record Office
  18. Maps for Family History