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East Midlands Oral History Archive

Oral history resources and advice for schools, historians and the wider community.


Me and some pals from Crown Hills Secondary School, at Wembley for a Schoolboy International in 1968. A photograph by Brett Pruce.

If you are interested in finding further information on the area of Highfields and its community, the following sources may be of use to you

Leicestershire Record Office
Long Street
Wigston Magna
Leicester LE18 2AH
Tel: 0116 257 1080
Fax: 0116 257 1120

Leicester City Council
Highfields Library
Melbourne Road
Leicester LE2 0DS
Tel: 0116 262 7749
Contact; ask for the Librarian.

Leicester City Museum Service

If you need information about items in the Museums Service collections, or have specific enquiries that you think we could help you with, please contact our Education Service at the following address:

Leicester City Museums
Arts and Leisure Department
Leicester City Council
New walk Centre
Welford Place
Tel. 0116 247 3010

Hazel Jacques

Hazel has published a personal social history, "The Scattered Scruffs".

Please contact Hazel by email at h.jacques@ntlworld.com

Community Archives website

The Community Archives website is run by the Community Archive Development Group (CADG).

CADG is a national group which brings together bodies and organisations concerned with Community Archives, and provides a forum for the regular exchange of views and information. CADG is affiliated to the National Council on Archives, which provided the start-up funding for this site. There is more information about CADG at the CADG website.

De Montfort University