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The Secret History of Ladybird Books

November 14, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

At this family friendly drop-in event discover the secret history of Ladybird Books, the iconic children’s books which were made and published in Loughborough from 1914 to 1999.

Activities include:

10:30 and 11:00 – Storytelling sessions of Well-Loved Tales for toddlers (booking required)
11:15 – 15:00 – Vox Pop: Come and tell us about how you discovered Ladybird Books, share you reading experiences, tell us your memories.
12:00-13:00 and 14:00-15:00 – Ladybird Roadshow: bring your memorabilia, meet the expert
10:30 – 15:00 – Collections viewing: take an intimate look at some of the items in the Charnwood collections
11:30, 12:30 and 13:30 – Short talks: learn about the amazing history of Ladybird Books – how a small market town printer became a global publisher.

Activities will run from 10:30 to 15:00 at Charnwood Museum, Queen’s Park and at nearby Angel Yard, the former site of the Angel Yard Press.

 

In partnership with

Charnwood Museum

Contact email address

museum@charnwood.gov.uk; W.Van-Mierlo@lboro.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Description for print
Ladybird Books were published locally for a national and global market. Throughout the day you can listen to “Well-Loved Tales”, share your memories, bring your memorabilia, talk to the expert, discover Leicestershire Museums’ Ladybird collections and learn why Ladybird was special to Loughborough.
Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
museum@charnwood.gov.uk; W.Van-Mierlo@lboro.ac.uk
Event partners
Charnwood Museum
Region
East Midlands
City/town
Loughborough
Accessibility information
All parts of the event are accessible to wheel chair users.ere are no access restrictions for this event are accessible for wheelchair users..
Image copyright information
Charnwood Museum

Venue

Charnwood Museum
Queen's Park, Granby Street
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3DU United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
All parts of the event are accessible to wheel chair users.ere are no access restrictions for this event are accessible for wheelchair users..
Phone:
01509 233754
Website:
https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/charnwood_museum