There are four publications related to Hoby and District Local History:

Publication History of Hoby  “A History of Hoby”

by John Farrer. Published 1980
Currently out of print but should be available from the library.

Snapshot at the Millennium  “A Snapshot at the Millennium Essays and Images: Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby”.

Published in 2000 as part of the millennium celebrations.
This book depicts a small part of rural Leicestershire at the end of the 20th century – how it looks, what is happening, what people think of the present and hope or fear for the future. It is probably typical of hundreds of English villages.
We hope it may be of interest now to anybody concerned with the English countryside; in the future, perhaps, to those who wonder how we lived then.

Copy of publication : For King & Country -Hoby remembers those who served in the First World War“FOR KING & COUNTRY-Hoby Remembers Those Who served in the First World War”

Published in August 2014 as part of the Hoby’s First World War commemoration.

In 1919 the residents of Hoby, in Leicestershire, formed a committee to raise money to provide a memorial to those men from the village who lost their lives in the First World War. This memorial stone is still attached to the north wall of All Saints Church. In 2013 the village formed another committee to raise money to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. One hundred years after the men and boys from Hoby left their families to go to war our memorial to them is this book, produced so they will not be forgotten.

Download a copy here: FOR KING & COUNTRY   (7mb)


Published in May 2016 as part of the Brooksby Jutland commemoration.

Download a copy here: Jutland Remembered  (2.2mb)