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Recognition for Local History Café Extended Volunteers

Congratulations to our Local History Café Extended Group who received a Highly Commended Award in the Volunteer Team of the Year category in the recent Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum Heritage Awards.

In March 2020, our Local History Café Extended group were volunteering by supporting open days, collection care, encouraging new museum visitors, and research. Since lockdown, the group has bonded more strongly through shared memories and support, and continued their volunteering through social media, a newsletter, research and developing new exhibitions.

As lockdown eases we hope to reengage with a wider range of activities.  We are always pleased to welcome new volunteers so do get in touch if you would like to learn more.

News Summary List

Our link with The Earth Museum

Find out more about our project with The Earth Museum via links and a podcast.


February Newsletter published

Our Local History Café Extended group Newsletter is now available.


Highlights from our Autumn Heritage Events

Photos and text celebrating our recent heritage events


Heritage Open Day 19th September 2021

The Foundation will be open to visitors on 19th September from 10 am to 3 pm 


Local History Café Newsletters

PDF format newsletters, click title to view.

LHC Extended May 2022

All the fun of the fair, sports and sports days

LHC Extended April 2022

Springtime, Easter eggs and other chocolate stories

LHC Extended March 2022

With a focus on food, meals and their historic origins

LHC Extended February 2022

Highlighting maps and travel

LHC Extended January 2022

Keeping diaries

LHC Extended December 2021

With local historic festive memories

LHC Extended November 2021

Appleby history through time

Autumn 2021 Supplement

A record of our activities as part of Hello Heritage on your doorstep and Heritage Open Days

LHC Extended October 2021

Autumn harvest time and other memories

LHC Extended September 2021

Back to school time ... through time

LHC Extended August 2021 Newsletter

Featuring summer holidays - memories and further back.