Packington Village History Group archive

Packington Archive

Packington is a village of about 1,000 population, situated near Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire. It is believed that it was first settled in Anglo-Saxon times; the first known historical fact dates from 1043, when Leofric Earl of Mercia endowed the Abbey of St. Mary, Coventry, with the manor.

Packington Village History Group was established in the 1980’s when a group of villagers set out to study the village’s history. The group began to collect relevant items and today we have an archive of over 600 pictures/photographs and over 3000 written items. Items are almost all in paper form, kept in box files in a secure location in the village’s Memorial Hall. The oldest items refer back to the sixteenth century, though the majority relate to the twentieth.

In view of the position of the archive, contact details of the History Group’s current chair are given below. The group’s website can be viewed at

This archive entry was last updated on 15/04/2024. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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