Wingates is of historic significance partly because of the early development of places of worship in the area namely St John’s C of E, the Independent Methodist Chapel and the original Sacred Heart Church. In addition its location on the A6 and at the apex of Church Street made it a natural place for shops, pubs and housing to develop as well as a primary school.
Our committee member, Tom Newton is a renowned watercolour artist, who has produced many popular local scenes, which have been used in publications and our annual Christmas card. He was born and brought up in Wingates, and this area features in many of his paintings, including the examples here.
The World-famous Wingates Band
The Wingates Band with leader Paul Andrews.