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Posted by Angela Hammond (nee McCarthy) on 16th February 2011  

I would dearly love to make contact with Margaret Yates who married Brian (Tommy) McCarthy on April 4th 1959 ... I was Brian's sister and your bridesmaid.
I have very fond memories and would love to speak with you.

Posted by margaret atherton on 16th February 2011  maggierigs@yahoo.co.uk 

does anyone remember me

Posted by wendy k on 16th February 2011  

1871 cencus ann heyes(nee moorfield)married to a richard heyes,can not find a marriage for them, 1st child margaret born about 1869 hindley,she was aged 2yrs in 1871 cencus,

Posted by Anthony Hughes on 14th February 2011  Huganthony@aol.com 

I am trying to obtain information concerning a Sarah Howarth who was supposedly the lord mayoress of Wigan in the 1950's or 60's.If anyone can supply information concerning the said person I would be very grateful !

Posted by sheila lowe on 13th February 2011  

EVE. hello its sheila i think im the sheila you want, the last time a knew you was in south africa and i was renting your house, i'd love to catch up with you, are you in england

Posted by katherine on 13th February 2011  

eve, my mum is sheila lowe and my dad is stephen who worked down the mines i think these are who your looking for :)

Posted by Vivienne Price on 12th February 2011  viv.price@bigpond.com 

I am trying to find the birth of Annie Whittle abt 1885 daughter of George Whittle and Matilda Comber

Posted by christine bishop on 11th February 2011  xcbishopx@googlemail.com 

researching george moss born 1900 pemberton ,parents thomas moss , ellen fairhurst , assumed george went to st johns . in 1921 was around pemberton , he was present at his grandfathers death , george residing with his mothers sister in brindley street . later joind the navy , last known place of abode yorkshire .believed to be married .this wouldbe in 1944 .his mother died shortly after giving birth

Posted by Shirley Wood on 8th February 2011  poppygram@googlemail.com 

I would be grateful for information about Avril Eastham Bradley who attended Wigan Tech as an art student in the sixties. Her friend Hazel is really keen to contact Avril who would now be in her sixties and used to live in Ormskirk.
Any information would be gratefully received. Many thanks.

Posted by Tom Mould on 7th February 2011  t.mould@hotmail.co.uk 

Does anyone know anything about Francis Green and Doris Walker who married in 1934? They had a son James Green and more i believe). Doris died around 1941 when she was about 26 i think. I'm at a very early stage of my research but i know the walker family has a George Ernest Walker, Peggy Walker, and a Joan Walker. Please contact t.mould@hotmail.co.uk

Posted by christine bishop on 6th February 2011  xcbishopx@gmail.com 

any descendants of mary winnard married thomas moss at all saints hindley 1811 .2 daughters named jane , 2 sons thomas , and peter , mary originated from pemberton or orrell .

Posted by gloria crowcroft on 5th February 2011  gloria.crowcroft@talktalk.net 

Hi anybody out there researching the name Lowton or Lawton. My gt gt gt granfather was Robert Lowton who was a stonemason in Wigan. He married a Catherine Norris at Eccleston on 6.3.1821, they had 6 children Mary,Anne,Catherine,Ellen,Ruth,Sarah,Jane(my gt gt grandmother).Jane had 4 children before she married Sarah,Ellen,Catherine and Robert(my gt grandfather). Jane married Thomas Porter 14.11.1870 and had 5 more children Thomas,William,Mary,James and John. If anyone is researching these names please get in touch.

Posted by Denise Kemp on 5th February 2011  kemp_denise@yahoo.com.au 

LILLA MARIA HIRST born 1856 father WILLIAM (Woollen manufacturer) married RICHARD HOWARD 1878. Would appreciate any information about the Hirst family.

Posted by Lynne BC on 31st January 2011  lbarlow73@yahoo.co.uk 

Posted by Joy Curtis on 30th January 2011  curtqed@sky.com 

Can anyone help.I am trying to find any relatives of Margery Walsh nee Ramsdale who died 12/11/1928, on the Ramsdale side of the family.She had four brothers, Robert,Samuel,Edward & Willaim and a sister, Ann Jane.I have never seen what she looked like and would really love to find a photo of her

Posted by georgina on 25th January 2011  

for kate. you can find details of thom fairhurst and family on Lancs. families: Arkwright,Meadows, Fairhurst, Winnard of Wigan and their ancestors My ggrandmother was Sarah Fairhurst d. of Thomas and Alice

Posted by Chris Gerrard on 24th January 2011  chris.gerrard5@talktalk.net 

My name is gerrard my familey are from Liverpool/Cheshire I can trace them to a village called bouldsworth in about 1720
Iam looking from any information into the gerrard name

Posted by Eve on 22nd January 2011  

Can anyone please help, I wondered if anyone knows a Sheila Lowe (maiden name) who use to live in Shevington over 20 years ago. Sheila use to go out with Stephen who was a miner,and she worked at the Wigan Tree on Parbold Hill. Not sure if she married.

Posted by karole on 20th January 2011  

looking for info on Ann Jane Roby b.1904 married Herbert Abrahams in 1924 at St catherines church Wigan. children are Edward Abrahams b 1924 and Marlene Abrahams 1928 who married a Dawber.Any help appreciated.Regards Karole

Posted by Anne Rose on 19th January 2011  

Stephen Walsh was MP for Ince in 1920's and he was married to Anne Adamson. Is there any remaining family?