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Welcome to the Kibworth Village Online Museum. Here you will find a range of artefacts about Kibworth and its people from pre-history down to contemporary times.

 

Sunday, 01 January 2017 16:08

Nellie Taylor

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Mary Ellen ‘Nellie’ Taylor (Suffragette) 1863 - 1937 For 10 years the Taylors (Thomas, Nellie and their three children) lived at Westerby House, Smeeton Westerby. On March 5th 1910 Nellie Taylor organised a WSPU (The Women's Social and Political Union) meeting in the Kibworth Village Hall when an audience consisting mainly of women listened to speeches by two famous suffragettes, Alice Pemberton-Peake and Dorothy Pethwick. From 1910 to 1912 Dorothy Pethwick was the WSPU organiser in Leicester.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 17:04

From Smeeton Westerby to Hollywood

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This brief note is about Smeeton Westerby resident Captain Thomas Smithies Taylor (born 5 July 1863), who founded a company that was to dominate lens manufacturing in the inter-war period. Through his camera lenses, the world quite literally saw the twentieth century. Sometime after 1901 Captain (Army Service Corps) Thomas Smithies Taylor and his wife Mary Ellen (née Bennett) moved first to Kibworth Harcourt, and subsequently to Westerby House in Smeeton Westerby. They remained at Westerby House for a decade until sometime after the Great War. Thomas, originally from Willesden, London, where he spent part of his apprenticeship at 'R…
Friday, 16 December 2016 13:49

Kibworth Rivalries

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The two Kibworth villages developed distinct identities throughout the nineteenth century, based in large part on their different economic character. Kibworth Harcourt remained largely agricultural with a vibrant service sector based on provisioning the A6 traffic. Kibworth Beauchamp always had a more industrial character, from when the weavers predominated and this continued with industrialisation in the nineteenth century as factory production took hold in the village. The differing economic chracteristics was also subtley reflected in the more "advanced" politics that developed in Beauchamp in contrast to the Tory dominance in Harcourt. This is evident in the choice of street names…

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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.
Sunday, 11 December 2016 19:09

Kibworth Relay for Life 2012

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Kibworth Relay for Life 2012
In early July the Kibworth Relay for Life was held in the grounds of the Kibworth Football club over the weekend of 7th July 2012. The goal of the Relay was to raise money for Cancer Relief and each team had to walk for 24 hours. In keeping with a very wet summer of 2012, rain was a constant feature of the weekend, with the result that the relay course became very muddy and challenging over the course of the weekend.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:54

Jubilee 2012

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 The Kibworth villages staged a number of events to celebrate the the Queen's Diamond jubilee.    

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Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:15

Kibworth Harcourt Map 1609

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Kibworth Harcourt Map 1609
This map, from the first decade of the 17 century, illustrated Kibworth Harcourt on the eve of the agricultural revolution, just prior to the enclosure movement that would wipe out the Medieval strip farming.

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  • Year 1609
  • 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.
Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:11

Kibworth Harcourt Map 1781

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Kibworth Harcourt Map 1781
This map is of particular interest for several reasons. More generally it displays the advancement in cartography. More specifically to Harcourt, it shows the impact of the enclosure movement and the development of more modern land holdings and agricultural practices.

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  • Year 1781
  • 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, 10 September 2016 15:01

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.
Saturday, 10 September 2016 13:28

Kibworth Grammar School

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Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School was possibly one of the oldest Leicestershire schools and was still in operation until 1964. Founded sometime in the fourteenth century, possibly as early as 1359, local legend is that Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (d. 1471), the so-called ‘King Maker’ played some part in the school’s early development.

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    1) Bernard Elliott, History of Kibworth Beauchamp Grammar School, 1957

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