History

Why did Pepys keep a diary? Origins of famous historical source unravelled

Samuel Pepys

University of Leicester academic discusses significant seventeenth-century source.  “Talking of the badness of the Government, where nothing but wickedness, and wicked men and wicked women command the King. That it is not in his nature to gainsay anything that relates to his pleasures” - 

Sharon Tate - Hollywood Murder

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate was born in Dallas, Texas, the eldest of three in her blood to write "PIG" on the front door. daughters, to Colonel Paul James Tate (1922–2005) a United States Army officer, and his wife, Doris Gwendolyn (née Willett; January 16th, 1924 – July 10th, 1992).

Forget Me Not: An Exhibition that Honours the Role the Ancestors of Current Hoby Residents Played in the First World War

Forget Me Not: An Exhibition that Honours the Role the Ancestors of Current Hoby Residents Played in the First World War

The Hoby & District Local History Society will stage an exhibition called "Forget Me Not" that honours the role the ancestors of current Hoby residents and Society members played in the First World War. It will take place at Melton Mowbray Library from 27th October to 4th December.

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