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The Rutland Local History & Record Society

            Registered Charity No 700273

            The Rutland Local History & Record Society originated in the 1930s. Its main aims are
            to promote all aspects of the history and archaeology of the historic county of Rutland
            and its immediate area. It does this by holding regular meetings and lectures (arranged
            jointly with the Friends of the Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle), and special
            events. These include an annual full-day meeting in a Rutland village, history walks and
            visits to other places of interest. It has a small library of local history material, housed at
            the Rutland County Museum in Oakham, which complements the holdings of the
            museum and can be consulted by arrangement.

            The Society also monitors local planning applications, commenting on them when
            appropriate, and sponsors the annual George Phillips and Tony Traylen Awards for
            new-build or restoration projects which make the best contribution to the historic
            environment of the county.

            The Society also has a significant publication programme, ranging from its annual
            journal, the Rutland Record, to substantial volumes such as The Heritage of Rutland Water,
            the culmination of a three-year project supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
            Further infomration about the Society’s publications can be found on its website, and
            they can be ordered either direct from the Society or on-line via
            They are also stocked at the Rutland County Museum and at local bookshops.

            Membership is concentrated in Rutland and the immediate area, but also includes
            people from across the UK and abroad who have an interest in the county and its
            history or archaeology. Institutional members include academic libraries in Britain,
            Australia and the USA.

            Further details about the RLHRS and its activities are available through the Society’s
            website, or by post. The Society will do its best to answer enquiries about Rutland and
            its history, or to find someone who may be able to help.


            Address: Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW, UK.
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