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Wymondham is located between Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Grantham. Find out how we pronounce the name of our village, the locations and opening times of the shop, pub and other businesses, where to stay and things to see and do.
From Stone Age relics and Roman artifacts, through the Domesday Book and Church and Parish Council records, Wymondham's published historians have a wealth of material to draw upon. At present we include brief details of Wymondham's association with Stilton Cheese along with the very first International Prize Fight.
The Women's Institute marked the dawning of the new millennium by making a photographic record of the buildings of the village. They have graciously allowed their album to be included here, and we hope you enjoy taking a look at the houses, large and small.
Our Gallery of sketches from around Wymondham includes further information about the village. The Gallery link is to a simple text index page that explains the download options -- for quick browsing there are also small "thumbnails" linked to medium-sized and larger images.
Locals who have been featured in The Melton Times and on regional TV appear in the People section. On New Year's Day, 2000 most of the villagers gathered for a group photo (100kB).
You are welcome to use the Message Forum as a Guestbook or to discuss local matters. Comments and questions are grouped into "threads" and you can receive email notification of replies.
For fast access to Internet searches and links to your Wymondham Mail account. This page is sorely in need of a revamp!
Weather (external site, opens in a new window)
For a quick check on the current temperature, see the Weather Gizmo
Showing Wymondham in relation to the Midlands and Leicestershire, plus a map showing some of the principal built features of the village. More maps are included in the Photo Album
The opening times for Old Bakery Antiques have been updated. The housing development on the Space Foods site is nearing completion. The Windmill is up for sale and the Sedley Centre will lose its funding from the County Council in August 2009. The good people of Wymondham would still prefer it if you knew only the bare minimum about the place. The constraints of having this webspace with my old dial-up ISP means that you're more likely to find fresh content at www.le14.co.uk.
Minor updates to publicize the Wymondham May Festival on May 6th. More details at http://wymondham-may-festival.le14.co.uk (wot I wrote, natch).
July 2004 - March 2006
There have been no updates
this monththese many months, due to the weather.
Notice of a Public Meeting, chaired by Melton Borough Council Planning Department, to discuss the Space Foods factory site development. To be held in Wymondham Village Hall on Tuesday 8th June 2004, commencing at 7:00pm.
Villagers opposed to the development have designed and circulated a poster, available here.
Meanwhile, the Golling's Workshop on Main Street at the head of Chapel Lane is scheduled for demolition and replacement by a storage building.
The Gollings later partially collapsed in the wee small hours of a summer morning, making the front page of the Leicester Mercury as well as the more local papers. Notwithstanding the potential risk to life and limb, John Hill was of the opinion that the matter was a "storm in a teacup".
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd have applied to demolish and replace Wymondham Level Crossing House on Glebe Road. It is left as an exercise for the reader to find a photo of the house, on this site.
Back with a bang, here's the online version of the Wymondham and Edmondthorpe Parish Appraisal (107kB). Though, at the time of writing, it's not quite finished in terms of layout, I hope to see the document receive several additions over the coming months. The way it's been designed should make it easy to re-purpose for a variety of requirements. The main font and its size are left to you to set in your browser's preferences (as with this page). Advanced users can apply their own style sheet (get in touch with details of your browser and version if you'd like to try this). You're on your own if you're still using Netscape 4.x, which has poor support for style sheets, but at least the document should be readable.
New content has been added since last April, but there's now plenty of information that awaits an update (hopefully to be based on the forthcoming Village Directory), and a new strategy may be embarked upon for the website, to allow easier updates and input from its users. This will mean transferring to paid-for site hosting, so your ideas for a domain name are sought. www.le14.co.uk might've been OK (based on our post-code), but the LE14 area in fact stretches as far as Leicester. Ideally, the name should be short and easy to say over the `phone, but most people get to their Web destinations from a search engine or link, and so the clumsy www.wymondhamleics.free-online.co.uk name isn't too much of a hindrance.
My minor edits to the Parish Appraisal include due emphasis to Edmondthorpe, where possible. So perhaps it's time to incorporate the neighbouring villages in the site? Four years ago I was wary of treading on anyone's toes, but in the intervening time many properly funded "portals" have been set up, which do little more than point at sites such as this.
A collection of photos taken last summer of the Windmill are being uploaded. The first are available here.
Ooh-err, try a Google search for windmill photographs ;-)
OK, I'll make it easy for you:
The location of this page is
Find it easily at http://welcome.to/wymondham