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  Posted by Tony on 28th August 2005  
  Where are you? Westcliff on Sea.
  How did you find wiganworld?    Looking for Threesisters Race Circuit, near Wigan.
  Comments I found the site as I searched for the Threesisters Race Circuit which is close to Wigan, near Liverpool in the north west of England. Curious as to what the site could contain I took time to peruse. The impression I get is that the Author of the site has quite a formidable task on his hands in relation to the deplorable grammar written and posted by the residents of the place. Many entries have been left unedited, I feel to outline their problem to the media. Is education not compulsary yet in Wigan ?

  Posted by Caryl on 28th August 2005  
  Where are you? CARDIFF
  How did you find wiganworld?    by chance on google
  Comments originally from Lancashire, Now anywhere in the red rose county is of interest, Found the reporting of crime in 1890 fascinating and shows that despite the media that things have not really altered much.

  Posted by Ian McLoughin on 27th August 2005  ianmcl@fsmail.net 
  Where are you? Wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    Forgotten!
  Comments The site continues to grow and become a real favourite of mine.

if anyone lived in the Frog Lane / Prescott St area in the 20's and 30's and remembers my mum May (Whittle) could you please say hi? She's due her 82nd Birthday soon and it would be nice to remind her of some of her old neighbours.

She attended the Bluecoat School, All Saints then worked at O & G Rushtons in Wallgate and eventually at ROF Chorley.

Any old memories would be greatly appreciated

many thanx

  Posted by Art on 27th August 2005  
  Where are you? Wigan World
  How did you find wiganworld?    'eh?
  Comments Colin,the answer is here:
We're allowed to communicate with & about other than Wigan :o)
If you are in "ceah yed country",what are you doing here,& not criticising Bolton websites....No offense mind..;o)

  Posted by Porsche Jackson on 26th August 2005  Porky-Porsche@t-online.de 
  Where are you? Germany
  How did you find wiganworld?    Just by luck
  Comments This is a great site. Lived in Wigan from 1977 till about 1986 (Winstanley area). I am looking for Claire Morrison who now lives in Australia, she lived in Andover Crescent and has two sisters, she still has contact with Gillian Brown also from Winstanley. Claire should be 34/35 now and i know she has two kids. Maybe sombody knows Gillian Brown(Maiden Name). Claire and Gillian went to Ashton n Mak. High School. I lived over the road from Claire and her family an went with claire to Winstanley primary and Marus Bridge Middle.

  Posted by colin on 26th August 2005  
  Where are you? westhoughton
  How did you find wiganworld?    was shown
  Comments can anyone explain why rivington barn is included in a wigan website when it is clearly not in wigan ?

  Posted by Daniel on 26th August 2005  chucky182@hotmail.co.il 
  Where are you? Russia
  How did you find wiganworld?    yahoo
  Comments Looking for a girl named Helen, blond hair blue eyes, 24 years old from Wigan..
I've met her in Aiya Napa (CYPRUS) few days ago if anyone happens to know a girl who looks like this please contact me !!!!

  Posted by Bernard on 26th August 2005  
  Where are you? St. Helens
  How did you find wiganworld?    Told
  Comments I was told by a friend that a picture of my house was on this Wigan site. I can't understand why because I live in St. Helens. So, on the offchance that these pictures have been taken for the benefit of Wigan Council ie. car parking / overhanging hedges / unauthorised access etc. etc. etc., well, I'm afraid you'll get nothing on us as we're not under your control. Please stick to taking pictures in Wigan in future, Thank You !

  Posted by sue on 25th August 2005  mist_t_blue@yahoo.co.uk 
  Where are you? stevenage, hertfordshire
  How did you find wiganworld?    google
  Comments My mother was born in Hindley (Algernon Street)her maiden name was Roughley, she had two sisters Alice and Mary and a brother (surviving twin) James who was murdered prior to my mother's marriage in 1951. Her parents were Peter and Louise, Peter was the minister at the Independant Methodist Church on the crossroad of Argyle Street and Algernon Street. If anyone has any recollections of these people and more importantly can remember the outcome of the murder trial of Peter Roughley I would very much appreciate it. Many thanks

  Posted by Gloria on 25th August 2005  gloria@teksolutions.co.uk 
  Where are you? Stafford
  How did you find wiganworld?    website
  Comments From the site by accident, very interesting. Anyone around from Atherton Road, Hindley Green between 1948-60 went to St Johns then Sec. Modern. Lost touch with all my school pals. Anyone who might recall me, send me an email please. Would love a trip down memory lane

  Posted by Gavin on 25th August 2005  
  Where are you? Ashton
  How did you find wiganworld?    Browsing
  Comments My Dear Art ! ? , Please read the History of The Company ( Marks and Spencer ) where you will find that the partnership of M. Marks and T. Spencer took place in Manchester. At the time of the partnership formation M. Marks ran a shop in Cheetham Hill and T. Spencer was a cashier/accountant with a Manchester Wholesale Company. Their first joint venture was in Derby Street, Manchester. M. Marks had traded in many towns in the North West, prior to the partnership, Wigan being one in the many, but Marks and Spencer was formed in Manchester, not Wigan.

  Posted by Art on 24th August 2005  
  Where are you? wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    Live here
  Comments Gavin the Historian,I don't think ;o(
"Leeds is famous for its shops and it is interesting to note that Michael Marks of Marks & Spencer was a Lithuanian Jew who began trading in Leeds in 1884 with a penny bazzar store at which everything cost a penny. He later moved to Wigan where he teamed up with Tom Spencer of Skipton to form what was to become one of the most famous British retailing companies of all time."

  Posted by Jeannette on 24th August 2005  
  Where are you? Wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    Mum's Friend
  Comments I have no photographs of Mum as a youngster and finding one of her as a 9/10 year old at St Patrick's school Hardybutts was a lovely surprise.
I think your website is wonderful.Keep up the good work!

  Posted by gary fishwick on 24th August 2005  
  Where are you? falkirk (scotland)
  How did you find wiganworld?    born in wigan
  Comments hiya tryin to trace old friends at the moment im lookin for debra beckett i think she used to live in worsley mense .does anyone know her . you can contact me on this website. thank you

  Posted by Gavin on 24th August 2005  
  Where are you? Ashton in Makerfield
  How did you find wiganworld?    Browsing
  Comments This site has several false claims. ie. Marks and Spencer was founded in Manchester not Wigan. Peter Kane ( ex world boxing champ ) never lived in Wigan ( Golborne, Warrington and Pewfall, St. Helens. ). Astley Colliery, Salford, Wigan ? ? ? Jesus Christ born in King Street ? The list is endless. Then again, it's not hard to make a Wiganer believe a story !

  Posted by Catherine on 23rd August 2005  mrs_a_lam@hotmail.com 
  Where are you? Wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    google
  Comments This isn't meant to be an advertising post, I'll gain nothing physically from it but I was just wondering if you would help spread the word, big Wigan Warriors fan and moderator of the Wigan-Warriors.com message board and the fans on there are trying to organise a carnival like atmosphere for the last two home matches, just hoping to lift the lads spirits a bit. Hoping to get a few more drummers in and get people to wear all cherry and white and make as much noise as possible, the fans are really up for the last push for a top 6 spot and we were wondering if there's any chance of a mention being given to let all know what the plan is. Blow up balls, wigs, face paints, confetti and more drummers, trumpets or flutes whatever, we just need the support, fans have been fantastic all year round and it's not exactly been easy this year!

Here's the link to the mentioned discussion

Any help would be appreciated thankyou! Obviously, won't be offended if you have a problem adding this to the site. Thanks anyway

  Posted by chris banks on 23rd August 2005  
  Where are you? la nucia (5 mins from benidorm)
  How did you find wiganworld?    looking for photos google
  Comments love the site.have been away for over 30 yrs but i love going back.best meat and "prata" pies in the world.i.m always getting people to bring me over a quarter of uncle joes and i,m converting the locals to them.My sons are bilingual but they have great wigan accents and can put "th" in front of anything.pass me "th,ashtray"

  Posted by lucy on 22nd August 2005  
  Where are you? wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    looking for pictures of houses in school
  Comments This web site is cool. Thanx for the pici of mi house!! There is now a printed version of it in my English folder. Thanx again, lucxx.

  Posted by keith cheetham on 22nd August 2005  keithcheetham359@hotmail.com 
  Where are you? new waterford nova scotia canada
  How did you find wiganworld?    internet
  Comments my father and family emigrated to Canada in 1908-1916 from Wigan.I have always been interested in daily life in Wigan. Wondered about relatives in Wigan. My grandfather name was William Cheetham,my father was James William,his only sister was Mabel.Would be ever so greatful for any information.I have seen some pictures from the gallery and enjoyed them so much.I hope to visit Wigan next year. Warmest regards Keith Cheetham.

  Posted by e a ainscough on 21st August 2005  ttplus@telefonica.net 
  Where are you? barcelona spain
  How did you find wiganworld?    brother derek and wife val
  Comments i think the website great love to my fav uncle frank chad

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