We are the Local History Society for the parish of Thurcaston and Cropston, in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire.

We are gradually building up this website to include information about our society, the history of our parish and information for family historians.

If you have any information or photos of Thurcaston or Cropston we would love to hear from you. We will not publish any material you provide without your permission. Please contact us.

Our Society

Our next meeting

Our next meeting is a tour of Leicester by
Blue-Badge Guide Steve Bruce:

Who put the Cank into Cank Street?

Tuesday 21 June 2022

If you would like to come along please contact us.
(If the event is oversubscribed, members will be given priority).

View our programme for the year

Where we meet

Thurcaston Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston  LE7 7JA

Our publications


The Society has published a number of booklets about our parish and the people associated with it.

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Family History

Parish Records

Thurcaston parish records date from 1561 to the present day, with some gaps.

Transcriptions of some records are available.

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Graveyard Survey

The epitaphs on the churchyard gravestones have been transcribed.

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