Whitwick Historical Group is an award-winning historical society, founded in 1983 and based at the Old Station in the heart of Whitwick. The Group promotes knowledge of local heritage and supports family history research. We hold an extensive archive of photographs, parish records, microfiche, maps, family history records and fascinating information about Whitwick and the surrounding area which includes interesting and unusual artefacts. Our volunteers are practised in dealing with local, national and international enquiries.
Whitwick Historical Group is fortunate to have the Victorian Station Building as its home. The Station was one of four stations on the Charnwood Forest Line which linked Coalville to Loughborough and operated from 1883 until 1963. Whitwick Station is the only surviving building in use and a “must see” for railway enthusiasts. Inside, the two-storey building has been adapted to facilitate both serious research and more leisurely browsing. Visitors are always welcome.
We welcome new volunteers to greet visitors to the Station; assist with research; support the cataloguing of our collection; join the team who make school visits and help at numerous community events.
We provide speakers and sell publications.