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East Leake and District Local History Society
East Leake and District Local History Society

Publications

The following soft cover publications are all published by the East Leake and District Local History Society and are available by post from:

Mrs M.C. Hurst
6 Poplar Avenue
East Leake
Loughborough
Leics. LE12 6QB

Or from their bookstall, at meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from September to April, held in the St. Mary's Hall opposite St. Marys' Church East Leake at 7-30pm



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Title:
Everyday Life in East Leake 1830-1930 , Where did people Work ? Book 2
Contents:

By Alan Hall

A4 163 pages

ISBN:- 978-0-953-17106-4

A brief History of Employment in East Leake

Farming

Hosiery

Basket Making

Railways

Plaster and Plasterboard Manufacturing

Shop Keepers

Public Houses

Builders

Wheelwright and Joiner

Blacksmith

Coal Merchant

Hawkers and Costermongers

Female Employment

Children in Employment

Unemployment

Summary

Sources

Illustrations:

Front Cover:- The Stockinger, a painting by Walter Farmer 1911

Most pages have illustrations , charts, Maps etc

Back Page:-sketch of a Basket Maker making basket.

photograph of people working on a road with engine

Cost:

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£16.20p inc.p&p to Europe

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Title:
Everyday life in East Leake 1830-1930, Family life and Schools. Book 3.
Contents:

by Alan Hall

A4 207 pages

ISBN 978-0-953-17107-1

Chapter 1.

Poverty in the 19th century

Pre Decimalisation currency

Budgets

Rooms in the house

Cooking

Food

Washing, drying and ironing clothes

Modern electrical appliances

Personal washing, shaving and cleaning teeth

Clothes

Marriage, divorce, separation and wife selling

Women's rights

Summary of family life

Chapter 2

Education in the 19th century

The Forster Act and it's implimention

Creation of the Board School in East Leake

The new Board School

Educational standards

Log Books for the East Leake Board school

What was school like in 1900 and what subjects were taught ?

Corporal punishment

Childhood diseases

Playtime and what games children played

Absenteeism

Secondary or higher education

Photos of children at Brookside school 1870-1930

Summary of schools in East Leake

Bibliography

Appendix

Transcriptions of the log books for the East Leake Board School from 1875 to 1932

Illustrations:

Front cover-East Leake Academy , John Bley's endowed free school.

Back cover-Cottage interior-------East Leake Board school.

There are too many illustrations to enumerate each one but there are many house interiors and household utensils.

Nineteen pages of School Photographs, some with names of children and teachers

Examples of pages from the Norman Exercise books , which were dated from 1823 to 1861.

Cost:

cost

£11.00p inc.uk p&p

£16.20p inc.p&p to Europe

£21.60p inc p&p to rest of world

Payment to be made to East Leake & District Local History Society by Cheque or postal order for uk purchases.

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Title:
Everyday life in East Leake 1830-1930, Health Care,Services and Transport. Book 4
Contents:

By Alan Hall

A4 191 Pages

ISBN: 978-0-953-17108-8

Chapter 1. Health Care

A history of healthcare in East Leake

Health problems in 1900- infant mortality

Childhood diseases

How diseases spread

Tuberculosis

The influenza pandemic of 1918

Waterborne disease

Air pollution and health

Poverty and health

Childbirth

Life expectancy

The Victorian pharmacy

Life without antibiotics

Victorian cures

Summary

Chapter 2 Services

Water

Wells

Soil and ash closets in East Leake

The privy bucket

Surface Water

Lighting in the home

Street lighting

Telegraph and telephones

The post

Emergency services

Summary

Chapter 3 Transport

Walking

Horses, carts and wagons

Traction engines

Hawkers,costermongers and traders

Carters and Carriers

Railways

Railway time versus local time

Buses and trams

Motor vehicles

Roads

Summary

Sources

Illustrations:

Front cover- Main St. East Leake, near The Green circa 1900

Back Cover- East Leake Railway Staion--- Main St East leake,nr, Gotham Lane.

There are many illustrations ,Trains, buses,steam engines,streets, charts etc

Cost:

cost

£11.00p inc.uk p&p

£16.20p inc.p&p to Europe

£21.60p inc p&p to rest of world

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Title:
Everyday Life in East Leake 1830-1930. The Village and its Churches, Book 1.
Contents:

BY Alan Hall

A4 Size 164 pages

ISBN:978-0-953-17105-7

Chapter 1

A Brief History of East Leake

Census information

Maps of East Leake

Housing

Photographs of the village

Chapter 2

St Mary's Church, Main Street

Photos of St. Mary's Church

Ancient Artifacts

Baptist Church

Methodist Chapels

Appendix

East Leake 1911 census information

Sources

Illustrations:

Front Cover:- Back Yard, Castle Hill. East Leake

Most pages have photographs , maps and diagrams

Back Cover:- Main Street East Leake

St. Mary's Church East Leake

Cost:

cost

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Title:
Is there a Green Man of East Leake ?
Contents:

A5 22pages

Pub. 2013

ISBN:978-0-9531710-4-0

by Alan Hall

Introduction

What is a Green Man

The Holy Trinity Church Wysall

St. Michaels Parish Church Melbourne, Derbyshire

St. Lawrence's Parish Church,Gotham

Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

St.Mary's Church East Leake,

Conclusion

References

Illustrations:

Front Cover- St Mary's Church. East Leake

Green Man , Southwell Minster

Holy Trinity Church,Wysall

Part of Interior of Holy Trinity Church Wysall

Green Man no.1

Green Man no.2

St. Michael's Parish Church Derbyshire

Fertility Symbol on Capital..

Part of interior of St. Michael's Church

St Lawrence's Church Gotham

Cost:

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Title:
JOHN BLEY of East Leake & London 1674-1731distiller & benefactor
Contents:

This New publication tells the story of John Bley , benefactor of East Leake who gave the village a substantial school at a time when most village children would not have received an education.

His relationship with Sir Thomas Parkyns of Bunny is of great local interest, also his financial dealings with the Bank of England, shipping and the distilling trade.


Life in London in the late 17th Century and early 18th Century as lived by a young man from a small Nottinghamshire village.

The number of sources which have been used in the research are numerous.


This is a fascinating book for anyone who is interested in history, local and national.

Dr Michael Honeybone, author and consultant local historian, commented :

"What an extraordinary piece of local history this is. At long last a book which fully captures locality, nation and historical period, and both town and country. John Bley...so effectively brought back to life."

Authors:- Keith Hodgkinson, Ian Flynn & Rachel Flynn

pages 236

ISBN 978-0-9531710-3-3

Illustrations:

There are 65 illustrations including:-documents, photographs, etchings, family trees, charts, maps

Front Cover- Thames Wharf by Samuel Scott (1757)

Back Cover- (1) Detail from lower part of Bley memorial window in St. Mary's Church, East Leake

(2)John Bley's signature and seal.

Cost:

Cost:

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Title:
Leake Historian No. 01
Leake Historian No. 01
Contents:

Format- A4. 14 pages

  • The Gardener's Cottage. (oral history).
  • East and West Leake in Court (1731-1765).
  • Nos. 10-12 Main Street, East Leake.
  • Some interesting Entries from Leake Parish Registers.
  • The Life of a Sexton Blacksmith (Normanton on Soar).
  • The Treaty of Leake.
  • Ideas about Medieval Leake.
Illustrations:
  • Front cover-East leake Hall from a drawing by John Haines
  • Back cover- 1921 Ordnance Survey map showing East Leake Hall.
Cost:

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Title:
Leake Historian No. 02
Leake Historian No. 02
Contents:

Format- A4. 14 pages

  • Beer and Skittles- East Leake Pubs in the 19th Century.
  • The Jolly Little Archive at Stanford Hall.
  • Early History of St.Peter- in- the- Rushes.
  • From the Burial Registers of St.Peters.
  • A snap shot of Leake 100 Years Ago from White's directory.
  • East Leake's Automatic Telephone Exchange.
Illustrations:
  • Front cover - Stanford Hall, from a drawing by Throsby, 1791
  • Back cover - Part of an undated Ordnance Survey map (believed to be mid19th century) with St. Peter's-in-the-Rushes marked as Rempstone old Church Yard
Cost:

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Title:
Leake Historian No. 03
Leake Historian No. 03
Contents:

Format- A5. 26 pages

  • Schools in East Leake 1851-1901.
  • West Leake- the Mother Church.
  • Notes on Stanford Marriages.
  • East Leake and the First World War 1914-1919.
  • War Memorials
  • The Reverend Theophilus Henry Hastings-Rector of Great Leake and Little Leake 1795-1804.
  • Belton House.
  • The Leakes.
Illustrations:
  • Cover - The Bley School.Copy of a photograph in A History of East Leake by Rev.S.P.Potter 1903
  • Page 4 - Drawing of Church schoolroom 1855 by Denis Hind
    Photograph of The Board School c1877.
  • Page 13 - Drawing of St.Helena's Church West Leake by David Clarke.
  • Page 17 - East Leake War Memorial.
  • Page 23 - Belton House .formerly The Cottage, Main St East Leake 1908.
Cost:

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Title:
Leake Historian No. 04
Leake Historian No. 04
Contents:

Format- A5. 30 pages

  • The Post- War Revival of Catholicism in East Leake.
  • Major- General Robert Walter Dickson Leslie (1883-1957) and the Leslie Window in Saint Marys' Church East Leake.
  • Transcription of Church Records in East Leake Benefice.
  • Princess Diana and the Mansfield Family of West Leake.
  • Enoch Watson - A late 17th Century Grocer.
  • The Sheep- Stealers and Henry Grundy.
Illustrations:
  • Cover - The Leslie Window, photograph
  • Page 6- Our Lady of all Angels Church, photograph
Cost:

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