Wigston, Leicestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Bell Street

I remember going to Bell Street around 1967/8 to see Michael Aspel open "Key Markets" which was a supermarket of sorts, and would be on the left-hand-side of this picture (I think either next door to the Co-op, or may have occupied ...Read full memory

A memory of Wigston by David Harriman

First School

I lived in Central Avenue when I was 5 and Bell Street Infants school was my first school, I can remember walking to school with my mum. I also recall buying shoes from a little shoe shop, opposite about where this picture is taken.

A memory of Wigston by lunacy69

The Bank Chippy Bell Street

My friend lived at the Queens Head pub shown in the Bell Street photo, when we were cold and hungry we used to go to the Bank Chip shop (just out of shot at the top right of the picture, on the curve of the road ...Read full memory

A memory of Wigston by Sue Chapman