The new book from the Wolds Historical Organisation, called Discovering the Wolds, is finally available!

The Wolds Historical Organisation is thirty years old in 2017. To commemorate this anniversary the members have compiled a book about various aspects of the history of the Wolds villages, from the Anglo-Saxon era onwards. The title is Discovering the Wolds.

There are twenty-six articles covering a wide variety of topics. Among the longer contibutions are:

  • Anglo-Saxon boundary shrines of the Leicestershire Wolds
  • John Noon of Burton Hall
  • The Inn at Prestwold
  • The Burton Parish Constable 1810–1836
  • Sale of a Wymeswold Farm in 1839
  • The Loseby family
  • The early years of the Wymeswold Bowling Club
  • The Lymeswold cheese myth
  • A look back at thirty years of the WHO

245 x 175 mm, 100 + iv pages, 28 colour photos, 79 b&w photos; 9 line drawings, 2 maps, paperback.

Cost £9.95

Phil Thorpe’s article on the Lowesby family is available as a free PDF. Additional information on earlier and later members of the family is also available as a free PDF.

Copies have been supplied to G G Granville’s in Wymeswold and the petrol station in Burton.  There are also copies available from Joan in Burton (phone 88055) and Bob in Wymeswold or 881342.

More information on  WHO’s web page:

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