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The Secret History of Ladybird Books

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Venue: Charnwood Museum

Thu 14th November, 2019, 10:30am to 3pm

Join us to explore and share your connection to Ladybird Books, the iconic children’s books made and published in Loughborough from 1914 to 1999.

Get involved with exciting events throughout the day...

Story-telling Sessions: of “Well-Loved Tales” for younger children. 10.30 - 11am

The Unusual, the Factual, the Foreign:

Loughborough Local Studies Volunteers share their personal collections and interests. 10.30am - 3pm. Drop in @ the Museum

Ladybird Roadshow:

Bring your personal memorabilia, meet Helen Day, the national Ladybird Books expert. 12noon-1pm and 2-3pm

Meet the Experts:

The University of Reading is home to the Ladybird Books Archive, containing over 700 boxes of original Ladybird Book art and an extensive library of editions.

Chat with us about the collection, projects and how we are preserving it for future generations. 11am - 3pm. Drop in @ the Museum

Curator’s Choice:

Take a close up look at more of Leicestershire Museums’ Ladybird Books Collections. 12noon-1pm and 2-3pm

Short Walking Talks:

How a small market town printer became a global publisher: learn about the amazing history of Ladybird. Books from Loughborough University. Meet outside the Museum. 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

For details about the event, please contact Charnwood Museum:

Tel: 01509 233754 • Email:

Charnwood Museum, Queen’s Park, Granby St, Loughborough LE11 3DU

Please turn the page to find out how you can share your personal connections with us!