“BRIDGE TO BRIDGE”
KILBY BRIDGE AND WIGSTON MAGNA
In the second of our series of DVD’s about Wigston Magna, we start south of the village at the road bridge over the river Sence and finish at the railway bridge (Spion Kop) over the Midland Railway at the western end of Station Road.
Our journey takes us through Kilby Bridge, Welford Road, Cooks Lane, the Cemetery, Horsewell Lane, Gas Lane, Newgate End, Bushloe End and finally Station Road looking at how Wigston was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. We will look at buildings, local scenes, businesses and people seeing how they have changed over the years.
Enjoy your views of old Kilby Bridge and Wigston Magna.
WIGSTON WITH TWO STEEPLES
This DVD tells the story of Wigston Magna, the village with Two Steeples. Our story starts on the north side of Wigston Magna where Welford Road becomes Leicester Road Wigston. Our journey takes us along Leicester Road, Bell Street, Bull Head Street, Moat Street and finally along Long Street. On our journey we look at properties, businesses and people who lived and worked in our village. The DVD is made up of over 150 views and maps carefully selected from the Historical Society Archive and supported by a commentary telling the history of the buildings, businesses and the people who lived in them.
What did Wigston look like in the first half of the 20th century? This DVD will let you see for yourself.