THE GREATER WIGSTON
HISTORICAL SOCIETY & HERITAGE CENTRE
 
AN INDEPENDENT SOCIETY WITH NO AFFILIATION WITH THE LEICS. COUNTY COUNCIL
Covering The Areas Of: Wigston Magna, South Wigston, Glen Parva, Kilby Bridge & Countesthorpe
VISIONS OF WIGSTON
SEE WHERE YOU LIVE IN EARLIER TIMES
 
BEFORE & AFTER
VIDEOS OF WIGSTON
 
 
PHOTO ARCHIVE
NOW HAS OVER 16,000 PHOTOGRAPHS
 
NEW VENUE FOR GWHS MONTHLY MEETINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 2024 CLICK HERE
SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS
OF WIGSTON, SOUTH WIGSTON AND
KILBY BRIDGE
 
WIGSTON BUSINESS INDEX
ANY BUSINESSES
YOU REMEMBER?
 
 
MEMBERS AREA
 
STREET NAMES INDEX FIND OUT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF YOUR STREET NAME
 
FREE FAMILY HISTORY SEARCH SERVICE
 
The Heritage Centre, which opened in 2019, contains books, documents, maps, memorabilia, audio recordings, scrap books, newspapers, CDs & DVDs,  and a computerised and indexed archive of over 18,000 photographs of Wigston and surrounding areas.
 
The Centre also has computers with internet access and a wealth of records for genealogical research for Wigston, as well as further afield.
 
The Centre is manned by volunteers with local knowledge who will be only too pleased give you a tour of our facilities.
NEW FREE BOOK
DOWNLOAD ADDED
 
"SOUTH WIGSTON
A VICTORIAN TOWN"
by the late
ALAN KIND MBE
WIGSTON BOOKS
BOOKS BY TONY DANVERS FREE DOWNLOADS
CLICK ON THE PICTURE
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
 
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN
INVOLVED IN ANY
LOCAL CLUBS, SOCIETIES, BANDS, GROUPS OR ORGANISATIONS IN
WIGSTON MAGNA OR SOUTH WIGSTON?
 
IF SO WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU....CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
HERITAGE CENTRE
2024 AFTERNOON TALKS
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THE GREATER WIGSTON HERITAGE CENTRE
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
WIGSTON
TIMELINE
1500BC TO 2014
Click OnThe Clockface To View
(Adobe .pdf File)
 
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ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS WITH HISTORICAL MAGNIFIER
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SPOTLIGHT FEATURE
 
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BULLETIN
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18 JULY 2024
"RAILWAY CORNER" AT THE HERITAGE CENTRE
 
This group is about sharing the History of Wigston Magna and South Wigston through photographs, documents and memories.
 
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"WIGSTON REMEMBERING THE PAST" FACEBOOK GROUP
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SITE SEARCH
BOOKS, HISTORICAL DVD'S AND MORE
 
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