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

Happy Days

The corner shop was Tyler's, a sweet and grocers shop. They sold 1d iced lollies made from a juice drink similar to Ribena. You were allowed out to play all day except Sundays, and we would very often go around in a little gang. ...Read full memory

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