Wigston Framework
Knitters Museum
 
42-44 Bushloe End,
Wigston,
Leicestershire,
LE18 2BA
 
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From
25 January 2018
NEW
WIGSTON STREET NAMES INDEX NOW ONLINE ON THE GREATER WIGSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE
 
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HISTORY & HERITAGE DAY 2018
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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum is a Master Hosier’s house with a two story Victorian frameshop in the garden. The house dates from the last years of the seventeenth century and shows signs of various alterations. At the rear is a cobbled yard and a water pump. A two storey workshop extension has been added to the rear of the house.
The brick floor of an earlier frame shop can be seen in the garden; not unusual for this part of Leicestershire, with its long tradition of worsted knitting. 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 moulds and tools associated with each machine.There is a large garden, well stocked with flowers, shrubs and fruit trees. The
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Yarn Room
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(light refreshments available) and small shop complete the museum
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
 
The Wigston Framework Knitting Museum is recruiting volunteers to fulfil various roles within the museum. This can range from meeting and guiding visitors, general maintenance and housekeeping to demonstrating machines.
 
If you would like to help keep this little museum running and meet other people with an interest in social or industrial history, then this is an ideal opportunity.
 
Full support and training will be given.
 
Contact: Bill Boulter
Tel: 07977 169440
email: billboulter@hotmail.com
 
 
 
SMELTING EXHIBITION TO RECLAIM AND REPAIR OLD BROKEN NEEDLES
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Reopening of
Wigston Framework Knitters Museum
 
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MUSEUM HAS NOW REOPENED
NEW PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM
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