The Greater Wigston

Historical Society

GWHS Meetings & Outings For 2018/2019
Since 1 October
2017


21 NOVEMBER 2018
THE STORY OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR
(POWERPOINT & PICTURES)
JOHN SUTTON

19 DECEMBER 2018
CHRISTMAS PARTY
THE VERY HIGHLY STRUNG "UNIKULELE" BAND
PICTURE QUIZ, NIBBLES & DRINKS
MIKE FORRYAN & COMMITTEE

16 JANUARY 2019
200 YEARS OF METHODISM IN WIGSTON MAGNA
(POWER POINT & PICTURES)
LIZ WARD & BILL BOULTER

20 FEBRUARY 2019
AGM 
FOLLOWED BY PETER COUSINS GIVING A TALK 
“TOMMY’S MAIL”
THE POSTAL SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR
(POWER POINT & PICTURES)

20 MARCH 2019
THE LITTLE THEATRE PAST AND PRESENT
(POWER POINT & PICTURES)
MIKE BULL

17 APRIL 2019
LEICESTERSHIRE IN THE
1940’s AND 50’s
DAVID BELL

15 MAY 2019
CATHEDRALS, ROOFTOPS & MORE, RESTORATION OF OLD BUILDINGS
(POWER POINT & PICTURES)
JON CASTLEMAN








OUR MEETING VENUE IS:
AGE UK, PADDOCK STREET, WIGSTON,
LEICESTER LE18 2AN
(See Directions Below The Map)
From Leicester
Follow the A5199 south from Leicester
Cross over the traffic Island at the B582 into Bull Head Street with St Wistan Church
on the left hand side.
Turn right into Paddock Street and and you will find Age UK on the left.

From Welford
Follow the A5199 north towards Leicester
Proceed across Kilby Bridge, under the railway bridge and across the cemetery traffic island.
At the first set of traffic lights go straight on towards Leicester. Pass the Police Station and B&Q then take next left into Paddock Street and you will find Age UK Wigston on the left.

From Oadby
Follow the B582 from Oadby towards Wigston.
At the main Traffic island turn left onto the A5199 into Bull Head Street with
St Wistan Church on the left hand side.
Turn right into Paddock Street and and you will find Age UK Wigston on the left.

Parking
Please park in the Free Public Car Park opposite the Age UK Oadby & Wigston building
on the other side of Paddock Street.


19 JUNE 2019
OUTING 
AFTERNOON VISIT TO
LEICESTERSHIRE AERO CLUB
AND AIRPORT, STOUGHTON
FOLLOWED BY BUFFET
(TIMES TO BE ADVISED)

JULY 2019
NO MEETING

21 AUGUST 2019
OUTING 
AFTERNOON GUIDED WALK
“ANCIENT LEICESTER”
WITH OPTIONAL AFTERNOON TEA
AT WYGSTON’S HOUSE
(TIMES TO BE ADVISED)

18 SEPTEMBER 2019
THE RISE AND DEMISE OF THE COUNTRY HOUSE
(POWER POINT & PICTURES)
GLENYS JANES

16 OCTOBER 2019
THOMAS COOK AND
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
N  LEICESTER
(POWER POINT & PICTURES)
NEIL CRUTCHLEY

20 NOVEMBER 2019
GUNPOWDER PLOT
SALLY HENSHAW

18 DECEMBER 2019
CHRISTMAS PARTY & QUIZ WITH  NIBBLES & DRINKS
EDITH PIAF
JULIE EDE






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