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New exhibition to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:46

New exhibition to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society

A new exhibition is being planned to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society and its Hall through the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Society was one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant in November 2012.

The project, which Leicester Secular Society members have called For Truth's Sake, was given £8,910 to tell the Society's own story; to research and to invite participation from members of the public to come forward with their memories, stories, family connections with the Society, photographs or documents, to be shown in a new exhibition opening in September 2013.

Gillian Lighton, co-ordinator of the For Truth's Sake project said: "It's great that we've been awarded this grant. The Society has an amazing history and there's so much more to discover about our past. We are really excited about telling others about our findings and sharing our heritage and history with them."

Secular Hall, which has stood in Humberstone Gate since its opening on 6th March, 1881, is Grade 2 listed – one of the city's most significant Victorian edifices – and a uniquely important part of the country's cultural and historical heritage.

If you have any memories or memorabilia of the Society, or if you would like to take part in the research please contact eleanor.davidson@ntlworld.com or call 0116 2921964.

Tags: Leicester Secular Society, History