JONATHAN E.O. WILSHERE (1936-1995)
Writings on Leicestershire local history, now available online and free of charge
About Jonathan Wilshere List of publications Newspaper articles, etc.
Unused copies of some books in their original editions are still available from Heart of Albion Press, their sole distributor, at low prices
JONATHAN EDWARD OWEN WILSHERE (June 24th 1936-September 17th 1995) was born in Kirby Muxloe (Leicestershire) and went to school at Rugby. His early career was in insurance (he was elected a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Insurance in 1960) but, in 1970, he took over Chamberlain Music's shop in Leicester. About the same time he formed Leicester Research Services and, by 1974, was a founder member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society.
His widespread interests led him to become the Leicester Mercury's daily weather correspondent for many years and, as a keen supporter of Leicestershire County Cricket Club, to provide the statistics for the club's year books. Jonathan was a tireless researcher and publisher on local history. He died suddenly on 17th September 1995 at the age of 59. By agreement with his widow, Heart of Albion Press took over remaining stocks of his publications and became their sole distributor.*
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
The following books and booklets are available for download using the links above:
- A Short History of Leicester Forest East and West
- Evington School, 1841-1957
- Five Leicestershire May-Day Songs
- The Town Gates and Bridges of Mediaeval Leicester
- Glenfield: A Considerable Village
- Leicester Clock Tower
- Leicester Town Waytes
- Leicestershire (including Rutland) Place-Names
- Leicestershire Weather Sayings
- Old Kirby (Muxloe)
- Plague in Leicester 1558-1665
- The Rev William Hanbury
- The Religious Gilds of Mediaeval Leicester
- The Town Halls of Leicester
- William Gardiner, 1770-1853
- Leicester Markets and Fairs (with Susan Green)
- The Siege of Leicester - 1645 (with Susan Green)
- Old Braunstone
- 1886-1986: The centenary of Spinney Hill Park
- Loughborough Street-name origins
- Baldwin of Loughborough and Sharman of Market Harborough: a short narrative
- Kirby Muxloe churchyard: monumental inscriptions
- Leicester's Great Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
- Leicester portrait photographers before 1900: a provisional list illustrated from family collections showing the work of ten studios
- Scenes from Kirby Muxloe history
- Old Evington
- Villages to suburbs: Aylestone, Belgrave, Braunstone, Evington, Humberstone, Knighton
- Saint Bartholomew's Kirby Muxloe Church Guide
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ETC.
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