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

A Short History of Leicester Forest East and West, by Jonathan Wilshere Evington School, 1841-1957, by Jonathan Wilshere Five Leicestershire May-Day Songs, by Jonathan Wilshere
The Town Gates and Bridges of Mediaeval Leicester, by Jonathan Wilshere Gaulby, by Jonathan Wilshere Glenfield: A Considerable Village, by Jonathan Wilshere
Leicester Clock Tower, by Jonathan Wilshere Leicester Town Waytes, by Jonathan Wilshere Leicestershire (including Rutland) Place-Names, by Jonathan Wilshere
Leicestershire Weather Sayings, by Jonathan Wilshere Old Kirby (Muxloe), by Jonathan Wilshere Plague in Leicester 1558-1665, by Jonathan Wilshere
The Rev William Hanbury, by Jonathan Wilshere The Religious Gilds of Mediaeval Leicester, by Jonathan Wilshere The Town Halls of Leicester, by Jonathan Wilshere
William Gardiner, 1770-1853, by Jonathan Wilshere Leicester Markets and Fairs, by Jonathan Wilshere and Susan Green The Siege of Leicester - 1645, by Jonathan Wilshere and Susan Green
Old Braunstone, by Jonathan Wilshere 1886-1986: The Centenary of Spinney Hill Park, by Jonathan Wilshere Loughborough Street Name Origins, by Jonathan Wilshere
Baldwin of Loughborough and Sharman of Market Harborough, by Jonathan Wilshere Monumental Inscriptions in Kirby Muxloe Churchyard, by Jonathan Wilshere Leicester Portrait Photographers Before 1900 by Jonathan Wilshere
Old Evington by Jonathan Wilshere Church Bells of Leicestershire and Rutland by Jonathan Wilshere Leicester's Great Influenza Epidemic by Jonathan Wilshere
Villages to Suburbs by Jonathan Wilshere Scenes from Kirby Muxloe History by Jonathan Wilshere Saint Bartholomew's Kirby Muxloe Church Guide by Jonathan Wilshere

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

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NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, ETC.

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