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 the same space for a while until it closed down. Also Foryan's (not sure of the spelling) bicycle ...Read full memory

A memory of Wigston by David Harriman

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 opposite the pub), we never bought anything, we had a portion of scratchings (batter bits) in newspaper with lots of salt and vinegar for free!

A memory of Wigston by Sue Chapman

Better Timed

This was my uncles fish and chip shop my farther Eddie also worked there

A memory of Wigston by daveray6