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

Shipp And Sons Outfitter Furnishers Bell Street

yes i worked here in 1955 and had many fond memories. especialy my Boss ,A Mr Peter Shipp ran a very good busines and very pleasant chap too especially to his customers in the outlying villages here he travelled with his mobile shop . to fleckney kilby and arnsby and shearsby every publican knew him in these areas lol Colin James of Kilby bridge

A memory of Wigston by jameslioncub

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