DO YOU KNOW THESE MEN?
THESE PORTRAITS HAVE BEEN FOUND AT THE CROSS STREET METHODIST CHURCH IN
WIGSTON MAGNA AND WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT NAMES TO THE FACES.
THEY ARE POSSIBLY WIGSTON MEN, ASSOCIATED WITH THE METHODIST CHURCH
IF YOU THINK YOU RECOGNISE ONE OR ALL OF THEM PLEASE LET US KNOW.
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The one on the right is John Daykin Broughton. Brought up in a poverty blighted framework knitting family, when as an 8 year old the census shows he worked at home as a yarn winder for his father instead of going to school. He went on to found what became a significant hosiery company, J D Broughton & Sons Ltd, in Bell Street. He built Elm House in Bull Head Street (where the Liberal Club now is) later moving the The Elms in Bushloe End opposite the FWK Museum. (this may have another name now). He was an uncle of A H Broughton who also had a hosiery factory at what is now the Kings Centre. There is a plaque high up on the outside wall of Moat Street Church acknowledging his contribution to the building of an additional school room.