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.