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I work with communities and community-level councils, charitable trusts, community-managed libraries and neighbourhood planning groups.   I write books on social history and lend a hand with historical research and heritage projects.

Neighbourhood Planning

Allotment Management

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Community Emergency Planning

Managing recreation areas

Protecting local heritage

Work in progress

There hasn't been much to celebrate since the Coronavirus took hold.   It has affected all of us in so many ways.   We must never forget the struggles, heartache and sadness that this infection has brought to so many.

As our world returns gradually towards a sense of normality or a new normality, perhaps we can start the process of placing this event in the context of our history.

I am writing a book titled Celebrating Leicester.  It was commissioned before we knew about COVID-19.   It will celebrate the men and women of the city who have contributed to our world with inventions, businesses providing employment, art, music, sporting achievements and the written word. 

If you would like to see how my book is taking shape, please look at this page.

Biddy Baxter MBE
Biddy Baxter MBE
Trevor Storer
Trevor Storer
Donald Hings
Donald Hings
Jennie Fletcher
Jennie Fletcher

Historic England : Leicester

The focus of this book is Leicester and its county towns and villages.   It provides a nostalgic look at Leicester's past and highlights the special character of many of its important historic sites.

The photographs are taken from the Historic England archive, a unique collection of over twelve million photographs, drawings, plans and documents covering England's archaeology, architecture, social and local history.  

The book is divided into sections covering the city of Leicester, people and events. railways, parks & open spaces, county towns & villages, and country houses & estates.

Published by Amberley Publishing.
Edited by Stephen Butt in association with Historic England.

Publication Date : August 2018
Price: £15.99. (softcover)
96 pages. 160 black & white and colour illustrations

ISBN-13: 978-1445683621 

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