Hinckley Past & Present - An online community
Hinckley Past & Present
|Photo - London Road/Spa Lane Junction, Hinckley|
Hinckley Past & Present is an online community for all things Hinckley Past and Present (Leicestershire, UK).
The premier group for Hinckley and the local area was setup in February 2014 to bring the local community together and also for people that have left the area to keep in touch as well as giving new comers into the area a good resource of information.
The websites main function is to make awareness of the local history that has happened throughout the years. This is a fantastic resource if you are researching in to Hinckley’s history as an adult or if you are doing a school project.
Take a look at the Hinckley History Timeline page for a brief history of the town where you will get a flavour of the varied past that Hinckley has had, from Roman times through to medieval, then to Victorian times (which can still be seen around Hinckley) and up to present day.
Click on the links to see further details of that event, this also provides a great way to explore the website. If you can’t find what you are looking for then have a look through the Sitemap which displays all the pages on the website.
Past and Present photos
We have both old and new photos of the town and events, Transformations that show a photo from Present then displays the same view from the Past, these are unique to this online group.
Facebook Group - Online Community
We have a Facebook Group that is a great place to post your memories, photos, find old friends & workmates, lost or stolen items, current issues or inform us of Hinckley related events. If you have moved away from Hinckley, then the Facebook Group is the place for you to keep in contact with what is happening around the town, or if you are new or thinking about moving to Hinckley or the surrounding area then the group is a good for asking various questions.
To gain access to the group just click on the Facebook button at the bottom of the page, we look forward to see you.
Blue Plaque Campaign
We are running a Blue Plaque Campaign, which is to find all the Blue Plaques within the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough. Blue Plaques show us the buildings were famous people have lived and worked and what the building was used for in the past.
The Hinckley Historian Magazine is written for the Hinckley Local History Group; in this section you are able to see some of the articles that we have permission to show.
You can find out about the award winning local historian Hugh Beavin and read other historical articles that were written by him.
We have merged with ‘David J Wood’s Collection of Oral History’ website. This section gives you 50 pages of more of local history thorough fascinating interviews with local people giving their memories of their life and times in and around the areas of Hinckley, Burbage, Barwell, Stoke Golding, Earl Shilton, etc.
Sponsorship and Donations
Hinckley Past & Present (Non-Profit Organisation) has survived on donations and sponsorship since February 2014.
You can help keep Hinckley Past & Present going in to the future by clicking on the Donate button below, all donations are gratefully received. We are also seeking sponsorship from local businesses - big or small for a small annual fee, please use the form on the contact us page to discuss further.
Feedback is welcomed
We would welcome your comments by using our Feedback Form to help make Hinckley Past & Present better.
Save our Hinckley Cottage Hospital
We are supporters of the ‘Save our Hinckley Cottage Hospital’ campaign, please take a few minutes to have a look at this section.