Market Bosworth has many volunteer led community clubs, groups and societies. All groups share a common goal, which is ensure that Market Bosworth is a great place to live, work and visit. This is achieved in all sorts or ways.
Groups offer many varied opportunities from many different sport and leisure activities, educational learning opportunities, support and help to those in need at certain times and enhancing the quality of life in Market Bosworth through a plethora of enrichment activities.
Many of these are membership groups open to residents of Market Bosworth and neighbouring villages, but often Market Bosworth attract members from much further afield because of the 'social nature' that is associated with these groups. The residents calendar displays local and member events as well as events open to everyone.
The Market Bosworth Society can trace its origins back to the early 1970s and possibly even before. Even then as the Bosworth History Club it was a valuable part of village life and ever since has been active within the community, taking part in many events and supporting other local groups and businesses.
The stated aims of the Society are to "Promote and stimulate interest in the Parish of Market Bosworth and the local area and its environs: also, to preserve the heritage of the area in the public interest", and in this role the MBS has been instrumental in the introduction Local Government legislation:
The Society has published several books on the history of the village, including "Memories Forged in Bosworth" (an oral history book with attendant CD).
Also, the Town Trail Guide, which sells around 150 copies a month and is currently being revised and updated making it 21st Century proof.
In 2017 hundreds of residents and visitors took part in Bosworth Links. A community led archaeological project, based on the work of Professor Carenza Lewis (noted for her appearances on Time Team), to illuminate the period 410 to 1088, and over 80kgs. of finds were unearthed.
Recently, the Society has supports The Tommies –a group of adults with learning difficulties studying the Great War.
Some of the more noticeable features of Market Bosworth's long history, whose development the Society record are:
Whist recording the past (the Society has over 10,00 items in its soon-to-be digitised Archive), the Society recognises the importance of capturing and passing on the living history of our village.
The Market Bosworth Society is fortunate to exist in a town with such a vibrant and positive community.
Connecting you with the Arts through illustrated talks by entertaining professional speakers.
7.30 pm Evening Lectures @ The Dixie Grammar School
Market Bosworth, CV13 0LE., every first Monday in the month except January and August.
During COVID-19 restrictions, lectures are via Zoom. Please use the contacts below for further details.
Visitors £7 on the door and for Zoom access
Full-time students free.
Check our website www.theartssociety.org/sparkenhoe for
membership details or call: 01455845244; 07969474138; 01455 290833
*Local society membership gives you membership to The Arts Society. See www.theartssociety.org
To see the programme of lectures, visit the Bosworth Calendar or www.theartssociety.org/sparkenhoe.
Market Gardening Gardening Club meets once a month from September to June for talks and demonstrations on a wide range of gardening and horticultural topics, followed by homemade cake and a cup of tea. There is usually a plant sale too. Every Summer we have a day out by coach.
We are a small, and like to think, friendly group who welcome new members. You don't have to own a garden to join our Club!
The annual subscription of £20 includes refreshments at the meetings. Details of each meeting will be given on the Residents Calendar page of this website.