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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 14:24

Anna Letitia Barbauld and John Aikin

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Written by Bill McCarthy Kibworth is the birthplace of two people who changed the course of English literature and English education: Anna Letitia Aikin, who published mostly under her married name, Barbauld, and her brother, John.  They were born here, in 1743 and 1747, because their father, the Reverend John Aikin, kept a school in the house now known as the Old House. His son was one of his pupils. Anna Letitia, being a girl, could not enroll in her father’s school, but she learned much on the side, foraging in her father’s library and picking up knowledge from her…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 13:27

A Journey INN The Past

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Written by Isobel Cullum During this festive season of goodwill, we remember the inn at Bethlehem and the inn of the Good Samaritan. Our local innsserve as a resting place where travellers can stay during a journey and people can relax with a pint of ale, communicating with each other and telling their tales. Various functions and activities and many a tangled web is woven upon their premises, but the beauty and attraction is something to be amazed at. We can speculate on the origin of their colourful signs. Above all, these monuments have stood until the present time, surviving…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
   St WIlfrid's Church with steeple c.1791                                       Picture of the disaster 1825 Extract fromTHE GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, August 1825 by James Beresford, (Rector of Kibworth 1812-1841) Kibworth Rectory 27 July, 1825 The awful event which has recently taken place at Kibworth, Co. Leicester, together with the causes that led to it, having been previously represented, I deem it proper to request your insertion of the following particulars authenticated by my own personal observation. At 9 o’clock in the forenoon of Saturday last…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Saturday, 01 April 2017 08:50

Kibworth Theatre

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Kibworth Theatre
The Kibworth Theater is believed to have been situated on the turnpike road in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt in the 18th and 19th centuries. The exact location has not been confirmed but is believed to have been to the rear of 25 Main Street.
Saturday, 10 September 2016 14:01

Kibworth Harcourt Map 1884

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Kibworth Harcourt Map 1884
This map of Kibworth Harcourt from 1884 was probably still an accurate representation of land holdings on the eve of the Great War in 1914.

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  • Year 1884
  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
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