THIS CD CONTAINS A SURNAME/FORENAME INDEX OF PEOPLE AWAY FROM HOME (ABSENT VOTERS), WHEN THE ELECTORAL REGISTERS WERE COMPILED FOR THE
GENERAL ELECTION IN DECEMBER 1918. THE REGISTERS WERE UPDATED IN SPRING AND AUTUMN 1919 BUT NAMES ONLY APPEAR ONCE IN THE INDEX IF THE ADDRESS IS THE SAME, OCCASIONALLY PEOPLE WERE REGISTERED AT TWO ADDRESSES.
INAUGURAL MEETING OF A NEW WESTCOTES HISTORY GROUP TO RESEARCH THE STORY OF THEWEST END AND COLLECT HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
The project entails reading archives, histories, records and old documents about Westcotes. Also people with memories and recollections of old Westcotes are encouraged to come along and bring their stories - of childhood, schools and school friends, growing up and living in West End. Shops, travel, work, leisure time. What was it like?
Members of the Leicester Family History Society have agreed to make a short presentation; documents discovered by a local businessperson have been promised for a display; and there will hopefully be people from similar library-based groups from other parts of Leicester there to explain what they have discovered about their areas. ALL WELCOME. FREE.
LEICESTER Westcotes WESTWordS Festival in the West End of Leicester. Over 40 hours of community events from 29 September to 5 October 2014. Created by Westcotes Library in partnership with the community. Supported by local business and run by volunteers. All events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. See full programme for details. Available to view in Westcotes Library.