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Canals in the spotlight.

LEICESTERSHIRE and Rutland Family History Society, Loughborough Group is hosting 'Folk of the Cut', a one-man show by Derek Harris on Tuesday May 15.

The show looks at the people involved with our English canal system from the early engineers to restoration by the volunteers of today.

On the way there are stories and songs about the lives of boating families, their employers and others who depended on the canal for their livelihood.

Our meetings take place at All Saints Church Hall, Thorpe Acre Road, Loughborough LE11 4NF. Car parking is conveniently located and there is easy access for wheelchair users. Visitors are welcome to come along to any of our meetings as a taster before joining the group.

Doors are open from 6.45pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be available plus a selection of CDs of births, marriages and deaths listed in the Society's Journal plus books and maps of local interest for members and guests to browse.

Date of next meeting: Tuesday, June 19 - 'The Wise Woman: Spells and Whitchcraft', by Chris Carr.

Full details of the society's programme can be viewed at

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Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
Date:May 9, 2018
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