The Greater Wigston

Historical Society

Wigston Books
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Many books about Wigston have been produced over the years.

Some can be found in the Wigston Library on Bull Head Street Wigston Magna.

A Wigston Wander
( A gentle walk around the history of Wigston) - Duncan Lucas 1981

Another Wigston Wander
( A gentle walk around the history of Wigston) - Duncan Lucas 1989

Baker’s Boy
(Biographical recollections of J T Hilton and Son, Bakers)
Margaret Hilton

Bygone Wigston, Volume I
(Wigston history in photographs) - Duncan Lucas 1979

Bygone Wigston, Volume II
(Wigston history in photographs) - Duncan Lucas 1980

Centenary of Bell Street Infants School
(Wigston 1874 to 1970) - Leicestershire County Council

Champion of The People
(Life and Times of Orson Wright) - Peter Cousins 2013

Duncan’s Leicestershire Ditties
(Local Sayings and Ditties) - Duncan Lucas 2008

Forgotten Wigston
(via the paintbrush) Duncan Lucas, Alan Kind, Dr Margaret Bonney

For the Record
Edna Taylor & Bob Wignall 1992

George the Good & George the Bad
(The story of George Davenport the highwayman)
various members - edited by Duncan Lucas 2008

Joseph Potter 1815 - 1883
(Landlord of the Plough Inn Wigston Magna) - Julia Lee
Leicestershire Yoeman Families & Their Pedigree
W G Hoskins

One Man's Wigston
(A personal view of Wigston) - Duncan Lucas 1993
People in Wigston Magna

(Portraits of a Community) - Gerry Broughton

South Wigston, between the Wars 1914/1945
(Inter War Years in South Wigston) Peter Mastin 1997

South Wigston
(the early Years 1883/1913) - Peter Mastin 1997

St Wistan - Our Local Saint
(a connection with Wistow and Wigston Magna) - The Rev. Stephen Weston

Strange Happenings in Wigston
(list of strange things that occurred in Wigston) - Duncan Lucas 1997

The Brockhill Story
(The Complete Story of Brockhill Wigston) - Duncan Lucas 2008

The Forryan’s of Wigston 1808 to 1900
(History of the Forryan family in Wigston) - Mike Forryan 1993

The Gallant Steelback
(History of William Ewart Boulter VC) - Derek Seaton

The Population of An English Village
(A study of Wigston Magna 1086 - 1801) - W G Hoskins

The Story of Peace Memorial Park
(History of a Park in Wigston Magna) - Borough of Oadby & Wigston

The Streets of Wigston in the 1930’s Updated
(Updating of the Original W G Hoskins publication) - Duncan Lucas 2012

The Way We Were - 111 Years of South Wigston
(produced as souvenir of an exhibition held March 1995)
Peter Mastin 1995

The Wigstons
Duncan Lucas & Tricia Berry 2005

Through all the Changing Scenes
Bill Ward 1985

Up Wiggy
(A personal Story of life in Wigston) - Doreen Boulter 1993

Victorian Wigston
(A look at Victorian Wigston through the Census) - Bernard Elliott 1989

Wiggy's Child
(A personal Story of life in Wigston) - Doreen Boulter 1988

Wiggy's War
(A personal Story of life in Wigston) - Doreen Boulter 1988

Wigston & District Official Guide
(Industrial & Development Guide) - Bernard M’Quillin

Wigston at War
(Thoughts and descriptions of Wigston in the War) - Pamela Ward 2004

Wigston Blue Plaque Booklet
(Full details of the local Blue Plaques) - Tricia Berry 2007

Wigston Businesses - Past and Present
(A pictorial view of shops and businesses in Wigston Magna and South Wigston) Tony Danvers & Stuart Brown

Wigston in 1891
(An in depth look at Wigston via the 1891 Census) - Bernard Elliott 1994

Wigston Harcourt
(All about Wigston Harcourt and it’s names) - Duncan Lucas & Bill Ward 1986

Wigston In The First World War
Duncan Lucas, Derek Seaton, Patricia Berry
Jean Dann

Wigston Lancaster Crash
(A Tribute to Polish Pilots) - Duncan Lucas & Mike Forryan 2008

Wigston Magna, its buildings extant, altered or demolished
(Details of buildings in Wigston Magna) - Jim Colver 1994

Wigston Magna & South
(Overview of the two Hamlets) - Peter Mastin, Duncan Lucas & Tricia Berry 1997

Wigston Magna Town Trail
(A guided walk around Wigston Magna) - various members - edited by
Edna Taylor 1989

Wigston Street Past and Present
Compiled by Tony Danvers

William Wyggeston and His World
(History of William Wyggeston 2013) - Jill Bourne

Wigston In The First World War
(How WW1 changed Wigston Magna and South Wigston)

- Duncan Lucas, Derek Seaton, Tricia Berry & Jean Dann

If you know of other books that have been published please let us know and
we will add them to the list. Thank You