Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

History of the WEA

[An image showing History of the WEA]There was another meeting of the Community History Network in Leicester recently.

The network is run by Angela Cutting of Leicester City Council, and is open to anybody in the area who is interested in any aspect of local history.

Meetings are held every two months, and there is always a speaker on a subject which is invariably fascinating.

This time, the talk was by Gerry Stacey, who spoke on the History of the WEA (the Workers' Educational Association), an excellent body which began when there was little opportunity for working people to gain any sort of learning.

Of course, the WEA still flourishes today.

During the Summer, I will again be the speaker. This time, my talk will be on "The Illustrious Earls of Leicester".

Meetings are now held in the Reference Library in Bishop Street, and with the exception of the Christmas meeting there is no charge.