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The history of Oadby and Wigston

The Borough of Oadby and Wigston adjoins the south-eastern side of the City of Leicester and is the smallest, in area, of Leicestershire's nine districts. Oadby and Wigston has good lines of communication to the city of Leicester and has become popular as a place of residence for people working in Leicester. Since the Second World War, the area has grown residentially with extensive housing estates. Both Oadby and Wigston are home to medieval parish churches.

The Borough of Oadby and Wigston website is a good place to start if you are interested in finding out more about the area.

Interesting sites about Oadby


Interesting sites about Wigston

The University of Leicester's Botanic Garden at Oadby.



Wigston Magna is home to the Wigston Framework Knitters Museum at 2 Bushloe End. This is open every Sunday, the first Saturday of each month and all Bank Holidays except Christmas and New Year and is well worth a visit. You can find more information about Framework Knitting and the Wigston Framework Knitters Museum on the EMOHA hosiery website.

The Greater Wigston Historical Society website has information about the whole Wigston area - http://www.wigstonhistoricalsociety.co.uk/

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Last updated: 27/08/2013
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