Since 1800 there must have been many hundreds of Wigston business that have come and gone for various reasons. I thought it would be a great idea to create an index of those businesses.
Trying to keep the index simple we have restricted the fields to the following:-
Business Name, Street, Location, Business type, Period from and to, Notes.
The index is sorted by Road / Street
Have a look at the current list using the link below, and see if you can find businesses / shops / factories that you remember or even worked at. Items marked in red are those that have been updated since the file was posted.
If there is a business you know and it is not on the list then please let us know. If you find a business you know and would like to correct or add information then please let us know.
The time line for each business is difficult to estimate but if you know when the shop or business was in existence let us know and we can build a picture of start and finish dates. You may have worked at one of the businesses and know more details. Please let us know:
THE INDEX IS IN ADOBE .PDF FORMAT, FOR WHICH YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER.
IF YOU HAVE NOT GOT ADOBE READER A FREE COPY CAN BE