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

Poor Laws, Old and New

Mick Rawle will tell us about welfare before the welfare state.

Tuesday 21 September at 7:30pm

We are back in the Memorial Hall!

We would ask you to wear face masks when moving around the hall.  Once seated, we leave the choice to you.

View our programme for the year

Where we meet

Thurcaston Memorial Hall

As from January 2020, our meeting place is:
Memorial Hall, Anstey Lane, Thurcaston  LE7 7JA

We are unable to meet at the Memorial Hall at the moment (see left).

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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