“Understanding yesterday, for the benefit of  today and tomorrow”




© 2005-2014, 2015  All Rights Reserved  Kibworth History Society
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month, except January, July, & August, in the Methodist Schoolrooms on School Road, at 7.30pm.         Visitors are always welcome.
Kibworth History Society was founded by the late Dr. Christine Vialls and held its first meeting in February 1989 as the Kibworth Family History Society. Over the years the emphasis has turned towards local history, hence the change of name.

Members have differing levels of involvement, some carry out research into topics with the intention of publishing their results whilst others are content to enjoy the monthly speakers.

The Society’s aims include:

Raising awareness and fostering an interest in local history; gathering, study and publication of local historical information.

Members of the Society made a copy of  the gravestone inscriptions in the churchyard behind the Congregational Chapel prior to it being closed in 1997. Available here.

The Society contributed to the highly successful history exhibition held in the village in September 2003.
The Old Gasworks
Kibworth Hall
Far left:
Methodist Chapel

Congregational Chapel (closed)

Near left:
St.Wilfrid’s C of E
The Chemist’s Shop

Welcome to Kibworth History Society’s website.

There are lots of articles and items of interest for all age groups - children, teenagers, young adults and older people as well.  You’re sure to enjoy your visit here.

Please use the drop down menus to locate topics you wish to explore.  Our website is updated at regular intervals and new items added as research tasks are completed.

Your observations and questions will be most welcome.  Maybe you have a local history memory or article that you would like to contribute to the website?  Please email us on   history@kibworth.plus.com


Guided Walks, led by members of the Society, around the Heritage Trails of any of the Kibworth Harcourt, Kibworth Beauchamp, and Smeeton Westerby villages can be arranged for visiting groups, societies, and individuals.  We have found from experience that groups larger than 12 people require two guides, and these would be provided. A suitable donation to the Society would be appreciated.

Please contact Norman Harrison or George Weston for further details.

A new and updated Beauchamp Village Trail has been prepared by the Society.
The Village Trail is a pdf file that you may download and print. It takes the form of an A4 tri-fold leaflet and for the best results we suggest that you print this as a duplex file. If you are using a non-duplex printer, please print pages 1, 4 and 6 first, place those printed pages in the manual feed tray of your printer, and then print pages 2,3 and 5. The resultant pages may then be compiled and read in the correct order.

See Programme page for our 2014/15 programme of meetings