Society was formed in 1984 and is actively involved
in promoting research into the history of the town of Leek and surrounding
villages in the Staffordshire Moorlands. It aims to give local historians
opportunities to display their findings and explain their discoveries to as wide
an audience as possible.
It has a growing archive of documents, books and photographs, which is available to members and other bona fide researchers. The Society has a continuing involvement with other local history group and was, in particular, very much involved in the work of creating the recently opened, Leek Heritage Centre. Members of the Society were also at the forefront of the work of the Leek & Moorland Historical Trust, prior to its demise, creating successive annual exhibitions illustrating aspects of local history. The Society is represented on all appropriate Local Authority Advisory Panels, including the Conservation Panel. By these routes members have chance to make an input into such matters as planning applications
September to May a programme of talks by invited speakers and members’ meetings, are held at 7.45 pm on the second Monday in the month, in the Dove Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire.
June, July and August Walks and visits at appropriate times and places as advertised.
dinner at a local inn.
Christmas dinner at a local inn.
This, the main publication of the Society, is an occasional Journal devoted to the presentation of authoritative articles on all aspects of the social and economic life of the Moorlands region. Writers have included members of the Society and leading researchers from outside the area who have thus paid tribute to the high standing of the Society.
modest annual membership subscription (currently £10 a year)
guarantees free admission to all meetings and
events, reduced price for publications and participation in the direction and
planning of the Society’s activities.
Non-members are very welcome
at all meetings on payment of an entrance
To apply for membership or for further information about the current programme, please contact the Secretary:
you could ask about membership at the door when attending a
Where appropriate the Society also participates in local history and other exhibitions.
TO BE NOTIFIED AT SOME FUTURE DATE