Furthermore, the Society has been working to make the area a better place in which to live work and shop by carrying out a number of projects, some of which were carried out jointly with GWHS, these include: creation of a garden at the corner of Station Road and Horsewell Lane; erecting a number of Blue Plaques to local people of prominence; creating the 10 mile Two Steeples circular walk as a millennium project; erecting the plaque to commemorate the link between the diamond jubilees of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II on Bell Street, organising the ‘Wigston Remembers’ concert and replacing a lost plaque to commemorate the reopening of South Wigston Station in 1976 and most recently, this year, erecting an information board and plaque about the new housing scheme on Moat Street.
The Chairman of Greater Wigston Historical Society, in sending his congratulations said:
‘From little acorns grow big oaks, and this is what has happened over the last 40 years. Your Society does not stand idly by and although some battles have been lost there has been tremendous good that has emanated from this small but effective Society. We have enjoyed a very close relationship over the years and many joint projects have been implemented and brought to fruition. Long may this continue. Good luck for the future.’