EVENTS IN THE BOROUGH OF OADBY AND WIGSTON

A TOUR OF WIGSTON CEMETERY

Tuesday 5th July at 7pm

Wigston Cemetery, Welford Road, Wigston, LE18 3TE

Join Peter Cousins to hear about the founding and history of the cemetery along with revealing detailed research into several of the people at rest there.

£4 per person. Booking essential, email petercousins@ntlworld.com or call 07702 127313

All proceeds to Greater Wigston Heritage Centre and the Leicestershire Fieldworkers

WIGSTON HISTORY WALK

Thursday 7th July at 7pm

The walk, led by Peter Cousins, starts with the history of Wigston and takes you on a walk detailing the many historic buildings, some of which are listed, and some of the famous local people commemorated on the blue plaques.

£4 per person. Booking essential, email petercousins@ntlworld.com or call 07702 127313

All proceeds to Greater Wigston Heritage Centre and the Leicestershire Fieldworkers

A TOUR OF WIGSTON CEMETERY

Tuesday 12 July at 7pm

This is a repeat of the tour on 5 July, please see above for details.

WIGSTON HISTORY WALK

Thursday 14th July at 7pm

This is a repeat of the tour on 7 July, please see above for details.

TOUR OF WIGSTON FRAMEWORK KNITTERS MUSEUM

Monday 18 July 2pm

Meet in the rear yard of the museum at 42-44 Bushloe End, Wigston, LE18 2BA

Join Bill Boulter for a tour of the Framework Knitters Museum consisting of a master hosier’s house of late 17C with a Victorian frame shop and garden. The frame shop is a unique time capsule more or less unchanged since the last master hosier died in 1952 and contains the original frames in their original  positions with a more modern working example. There will be an opportunity to explore the garden.

Adults £4, children free but must be accompanied (steep stairs and cobbles). Advance booking advisable on 07813 782899 or cftowell@aol.com No local street parking and a small charge is now made in nearby (10 minute walk) car parks.

TOUR OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH, WIGSTON MAGNA

Friday 22nd July 11am to 12.30pm

All Saints church, Moat Street Wigston Magna LE18 2BA

Visit this historic Grade I listed parish church at your leisure with experts on hand to answer your questions.

Free but donations welcome. No booking required but for further details phone Colin on 07813 782899 or email cftowell@aol.com

No onsite parking and a small charge is now made in nearby car parks.

GUIDED WALK OF OADBY SOUTH.

Monday 25th July 10.30am

Meet at the Royal British Legion at 4a Wigston Road, Oadby LE2 5QA.

Join David Collins and Mike Bates for a walk round South Oadby with refreshments afterwards.

Adults £4 children and students free.

Pease book with David Collins by email to David.collins28@virginmedia.com with a copy to Mike Bates at mrmibates@aol.com

GUIDED WALK OF OADBY NORTH. 

Thursday 28th July at 10.30am

The leaders and arrangements are the same as for the tour above.

FOR DETAILS OF ALL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY PLEASE GO TO

https://leicestershirefieldworkers.org/festival-of-archaeology

FESTIVAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY JULY 2022