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South Wigston, Leicestershire
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Historic maps of South Wigston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Junction Of Countesthorpe Road And Orange Street

I used to walk home this way from school in the early 1970's passing "Jack Hills", a grocery store that is just out of shot to the left of this picture. I remember the little roadabout with a lamp post on it in front of the hairdressers - my mam and nan used to go each week. It was an ...Read full memory

Starting School And Pastimes Post War

I remember starting infants school at Bassett Street School. Here there were 3 separate schools, one for infants, one for junior girls and one for junior boys all up to the age of 11 years. We had to drink milk from small bottles. In the winter the milk would freeze and push the bottle top off and ...Read full memory

South Wigston Junior School In Bassett Street

This reminds me of John Rawlinson, Timothy Greenhow, Paul Manning and Anthony....? all good friends I left behind me when my family moved away from Leicester to Lyme Regis, Dorset in 1964. These pictures match my memories of South Wigston and surrounding area when it seems to have been a ...Read full memory