At the beginning of 2018 Duncan Lucas found an old reel of 16mm cine film which was listed as Wigston Railways 1958. Duncan kindly passed this to John Stevenson a member of The Greater Wigston Historical Society and a keen Railway enthusiast.
John arranged for the 16mm film to be converted to a DVD and found just over 3 minutes of footage taken at the Wigston South railway sidings circa 1958. The footage is without doubt a unique record of the sidings and of many of the people who worked there.
John Stevenson then looked at the individuals featured in the footage and wondered if it would be possible to identify them. Many would have been local people who lived in both Wigston Magna and South Wigston.
The photos below are from the original footage and show the faces of the railways workers. Can you identify any of them? If so please e-mail [email protected] and quote the number on the top right of the picture.
PICTURE 24 HAS BEEN RECOGNISED AS KENNETH STANYON
PICTURES 8,17 AND 27 RECOGNISED AS ERIC MIDDLEBROOK