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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

[Framework knitting machines]

Inside the museum

Many of the photos in this on-line exhibtion were taken at Wigston Framework Knitters Museum. This small museum in Wigston Magna is a must see for anyone interested in Leicestershire's hosiery industry.

The museum is unique, because when the last master hosier, Edgar Carter, died in 1952, the workshop was locked and left. Inside on the ground floor were eight hand frames for making gloves, mitts and fancy ribbed tops for golf hose, together with all the needle moulds and tools associated with each machine.

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum
42/44 Bushloe End
LE18 2BA

Tel: 0116 2882632




Find out more about the history of the building that houses the Wigston Framework Knitters Museum.

[Link to the front of the master hosier's house]   [Link to the rear of the master hosier's house]
The front of the master hosier's house and workshop. The rear of the master hosier's house and workshop.



Last updated: 12/01/18
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