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  Posted by Maureen on 14th June 2018  
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Been here awhile
 
  Comments Steve,I remember Sheila Chatterely and Kathleen..they went to the same School as I went to..St Josephs

  Posted by steve C on 12th June 2018  
 
  Where are you? Orrell
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Known about it for ages but cant join for some reason
 
  Comments Baker Boy, do you know any Chatterley's coming from Poolstock

  Posted by Alan Armstrong on 9th June 2018  fluer@btinternet.com 
 
  Where are you? Christchurch
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Browsing
 
  Comments Just love the old pictures. ........my parents are from the Wigan area and wonder what distant family recognise my name

  Posted by Andrew N Gagg on 27th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? Worcester (UK)
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    By accident
 
  Comments I’m curious about what happened to our old flat in Wigan. The address was “The Flat, 96 Greenough Street”, but I have a suspicion we had a back door (up steps) as our main entrance, as I remember vividly that we parked our mini van in the dead end road outside our 'front' door. (Incidentally there was a legend that this was the very house George Formby was born in, but there's no blue plaque or anything...!) Is there anyone out there who knows about all this?

  Posted by John Collins on 24th May 2018  collinsjohn@usa.com 
 
  Where are you? East Village. USA
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Browsing for years
 
  Comments Message for Basil Brush.


Hi, Basil. I will be in the UK this weekend staying in Orrell with friends. Is the offer of you or your sons buying the drinks still on? I will be in the Mount from Friday to Monday from 19.30 to around 21.00. if the answer is yes. we will be stood on the left hand side of the bar. Let me know when you will be in. Am sure we could return the compliment.

  Posted by Cas on 13th May 2018  casashworth@outlook.com 
 
  Where are you? Blackburn
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    searching for Wigan RC cemetery records
 
  Comments Hello. Recently got back to researching my HIGHAM ancestors from Wigan, and a bit obsessed with finding Wigan records and local history stuff at the moment. My gr.gr.grandad John Higham moved to Blackburn about late 1860s. He and most of his Wigan relatives worked in the foundries as brass moulders, iron moulders, etc. His mum and dad Henry and Ann (nee Hallam) were married at St Johns RC chapel in 1848. They lived on "School Common". What a great site you have here, I will definitely be back.

  Posted by Helen on 12th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ashton
 
  Comments Nice to see Lorraine posting more and more these days. Hope hubby is keeping well, I know the BBC movies online keep him out of trouble lol. Looking forward to meeting you sometime in the future, maybe a bite of jackbit in the Mount, will leave that with you. I may just pop in and surprise you.

  Posted by watchalot on 10th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? whelley
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    easy
 
  Comments joseph if she goes on google earth and then street view she will be able to walk down the street past no 56 better than a photo

  Posted by Joseph on 9th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? WIGAN
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    looking.
 
  Comments Have a walk down and take a photo for the lady, Watchaot.

  Posted by watchalot on 9th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? whelley
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    easy
 
  Comments 56 Camebridge st is still there camebridge st ran across Darlington st east we used to call it little camebridge st I was born just round corner in harper st

  Posted by Joseph on 9th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    looking in.
 
  Comments Kelly. Yes the house on Ince Green Lane is still standing, it's next to the now empty Manley Hotel. That part of Cambridge Street is no longer there.

  Posted by Kelly on 6th May 2018  
 
  Where are you? Descendant of family from Wigen
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Stumbled upon it a few years ago
 
  Comments I am researching my family from Wigan... my g-grandmother Annie Jukes lived with her family at 232 Ince Green Lane in 1881 ---- wondering if the house is still there. Also had family from my g-grandfathers side that lived at 56 Cambridge St .... if that building still exists as well.

  Posted by Joseph on 1st May 2018  
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    looking.
 
  Comments Apologies to Elizabeth for the way your post about the airman has gone. I do hope the moderators will remove the disrespectful posts that have nothing to do with this young man. I know this was a very delicate part of your life, Elizabeth, and I'm so sorry the way your post has gone. Best wishes Joseph.

  Posted by Cas on 28th April 2018  
 
  Where are you? Haydock
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Google
 
  Comments Lovely photos..reminderof visits to Wigan as a child. Lovely memories

  Posted by Deen Salleyman on 24th April 2018  deensalleyman@sky.com 
 
  Where are you? prescot
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    internet
 
  Comments every time i try to register it say there has been an error

  Posted by arron mcincane on 16th April 2018  
 
  Where are you? not sure
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    A friend of min erin
 
  Comments just thought I should check this out.

  Posted by BAZVAD on 14th April 2018  
 
  Where are you? CHORLEY
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Through a friend
 
  Comments Information for chimpbal 24. Pictures and many comments about the farm on Old pictures of Ashton.

  Posted by Julian on 10th April 2018  
 
  Where are you? Nice, France
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    From Melanie
 
  Comments Great site....a nice reminder and connection to home!

  Posted by Joseph on 2nd April 2018  
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ex member
 
  Comments Josephine Morris-Turner, according to the Ince Directory of 1925/6 on this site on the "stuff" section there was a Morris Thomas F., police constable living at 25 Hemfield Road. Hope this is of some help.

  Posted by Josephine Morris-Turner on 1st April 2018  chebba@mac.com 
 
  Where are you? Grantham, Lincolnshire
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Internet
 
  Comments What a good site to stumble on - there's nothing like local knowledge from people who have lived in a place for a long time, even for generations.

I found my late father's birth family last year, they were from Ruabon, N Wales. Mining was an occupation for most of the men in the large family and I have a record of one great-uncle living in Hemfield Road, Higher Ince in October 1926.

I have seen pictures of Hemfield House on this website, and followed a short conversation about it and the general history of Hemfield Road in this forum too. Looking at the satellite images and reading on this site about someone whose SatNav took him down Hemfield but it was like a tank trap, I gather that the houses have now been demolished. There doesn't appear to be anything there on the satellite images.

I do not know which of my great-uncles lived in Hemfield, it could have been John, Thomas or Norman Morris. The reproduction of the record on Ancestry is fuzzy but it looks as if he lived at No 26. If anyone can assist me in finding out which of my ancestors lived there, whether or not there may even have been a wife and children, I would be soooooo grateful.

My late father was adopted and raised in the rabbit warren of streets in industrial Pendleton, Salford, but although I have never lived in your area of the country, there is no question that part of my soul is drawn to it. It must be a DNA thing! And there is nothing as pleasing as seeing the interest, love and pride people have in their towns and villages, no matter where they are. Congratulations, this comes across loud and clear in your site. Thank you again. I do hope someone can assist me.

 
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