National Federation of Women's Institutes
Pathway to the Twenty-first Century
Wymondham Women's Institute presents
  A Photographic Record of the Buildings of the  
Village of Wymondham, Leicestershire
April 1999 to March 2000

Wymondham is a small village set within farmland in the north east of Leicestershire, seven miles east of Melton Mowbray. It has an adult population of 400 and some 220 houses, the majority of which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. The locally quarried soft brown stone and boulder clay bricks are much in evidence, as are slate or tiled roofs. A "conservation" village, only one new building was erected during the period of our photography, but renovation and restoration of older properties is ongoing. The main road east/west is the preferred route for goods vehicles between the A1 and Melton Mowbray; the other through roads are Glebe Road and Edmondthorpe Road to the south and Butt Lane and Sewstern Lane to the north.

The album was produced with the aid of a grant from
the Melton Millennium Fund and presented to
Leicestershire Libraries and Information Service,
Melton Mowbray on 5th December, 2000.

The WebCobbler is grateful to the WI for access to the
album and permission to include the photographs here.


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