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  Posted by bob ohara on 25th May 2005  
  Where are you? poolstock
  How did you find wiganworld?    of a workmate.
  Comments great to see my sister eileens msg from margaret river in oz.also friends and folk who i know now in austrailia and canada.they dont forget the pies do they haha

  Posted by Anthtony Mason on 24th May 2005  georgecoward@yahoo.co.uk 
  Where are you? Wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    Been watching for yonks
  Comments I notice the first bricks were dislodged of Wigans last great land mark. The Ritz has only a matter of days before all traces are gone. I was there with camera and camcorder to record thie great loss.

Have gathered quite a lot of footage and photos, inside and out, when finally edited together will send you a dvd copy.

Great site, if only more were as interested in Wigan's great past.

Anthony Mason

  Posted by Bob Mather on 23rd May 2005  bobmathercw84lz@aol.com 
  Where are you? Northwich Cheshire
  How did you find wiganworld?    surfin'
  Comments My great Granndfather Peter Burgess lived in wigan from about 1889 until his death in 1951 at the age of 95. He had been born in Northwich but moved to Wigan via Gorton in Manchester where he married. He was a loco driver with - I think - the Great Central (he started work in 1873/4 and retired in 1921). Does anyone know of the railway links between Wigan and Gorton? Any photos of the Spring Street area?
Best wishes

  Posted by jo on 23rd May 2005  
  Where are you? Paddock Wood
  How did you find wiganworld?    Looking for a friend
  Comments I am looking for a freind called Gavin I lost him about 10 years ago and have been looking for him everywhere but cant find him

  Posted by sarah barringer on 23rd May 2005  
  Where are you? greenslate road orrell
  How did you find wiganworld?    very good
  Comments i liked this site because it was good to see my house on a web site

  Posted by kristy on 22nd May 2005  kristal79@msn.com 
  Where are you? southport
  How did you find wiganworld?    google
  Comments i am looking at buying a house in viscount street. can anyone tell me what it is like around there?
Where is near? Anywhere robin park?

  Posted by Sue Giles on 22nd May 2005  sue.giles@tiscali.co.uk 
  Where are you? Westhoughton
  How did you find wiganworld?    Google
  Comments I have an old photo of Wigan PC AFC "Laithwaite Shield Runners Up 1926-27". My Dad's cousin - James Lawrenson - played for them.
I really like the site - it's excellent.

  Posted by Abbey Jayne on 21st May 2005  
  Where are you? at home surching to find abbey macklean
  How did you find wiganworld?    Looking for a lost friend
  Comments my friend abbey macklean is some where in wigan and iv been looking for her so if any 1 no's her tell them abbey -jayne is looking for them

oh and please bring the chat room up again plz

  Posted by Martha Miller on 17th May 2005  Mmarfa43@yahoo.com 
  Where are you? New York State,USA
  How did you find wiganworld?    Surfing
  Comments I have a friend that lives in Wigan And felt the need to check it out. I'm hoping to visit your beautiful country in the very near furture.

  Posted by laura wilson on 16th May 2005  laura_wilson89@hotmail.co.uk 
  Where are you? lower ince
  How did you find wiganworld?    of clare
  Comments it was great i can c where my mates live whooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hope u AD FUN MAKIN THIS SITE XXXXXXXXXX MWAH XXXXXXXXX

  Posted by Melanie Denby on 16th May 2005  mjdenbyng@hotmail.com 
  Where are you? Bristol, UK
  How did you find wiganworld?    surfing for sites about wigan
  Comments There is a phot is assorted from Mr Bryon Morris -The Hindley Prize band 1934. I think my grandfather was in the band. Middle row - fifth from right. His anme was Richard Walter Meadows. He is the one with the big ears. Could Bryon please get in touch with me. We can talk about the picture.

  Posted by Vera Meadows Entwistle on 5th December 2005  bventwistle@bigpond.com 
  Where are you? Forster, NSW, Australia
  How did you find wiganworld?    Referred to it by my niece from Blackpool
  Comments Would love to make contact with any of the girls I went to Wigan Girls High School with.1950-1954. Miss Holland was the principal. Miss Bennett was the French teacher. I often wonder how their lives have been. If any read this please go to www.rallyforrecovery.com.au and you will find out what I am currently involved in. Remember Anne Atherton, Margaret Stott, Barbara Lally and others from school.

  Posted by Angela on 5th November 2005  
  Where are you? The right side of the pennines ha ha
  How did you find wiganworld?    Family history searching
  Comments Loved the site. My ancestors came from Ireland to Ince around 1880 - Patrick Burke. In his later years he was the lamplighter (around 1914). Had a brother William. Married Julia Carr at St Williams RC church (does this still exist?) My grandfather, John Burke, married Mary Ann Wootten and my great aunt Margaret married John Westhead (father Peter)from Hindley. Any relatives out there???

  Posted by pat hart ne kelly on 5th October 2005  patsy485211@yahoo.co.uk 
  Where are you? wigan home
  How did you find wiganworld?    brother in law
  Comments my brother in law told us about it and we realy enjoy looking trough itit can really take you back in time

  Posted by amy on 5th October 2005  
  Where are you? wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    surf
  Comments what a day for the latics.glad to see you recognise the town has turned BLUE

  Posted by Busted Leg Forrabit on 5th September 2005  
  Where are you? Ont' TinterWeb
  How did you find wiganworld?    Pictures are beltin
  Comments Get Matt Kuzak from top o Bell Green lane on this site, biggest Wigginer ive ever met, but the names not reet is it? Anyhow, he was onth' Antiques Road show last time round, when e showed um a pot e add in is wardrobe fot last forty years, they said "its worth £200 quid" n e said " £200 quid? i've add it in me wardrobe for fotty yearys for £200 quid! its not been worth it!" oh n last time I was round theer, he wanted a price off me for, wait for it " I waants one o them pigeon lofts" he says....that being a new conservatory after I asked him what the hells he's onnabout! Tra Then.

  Posted by David Sudworth on 5th August 2005  david_sudworth@hotmail.com 
  Where are you? Wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    surfing
  Comments I'm trying to find info on my great grandmother Sarah Jane Makinson's late husband, Isaac Orrell. He died on 28 Aug, 1893, from a type of TB at their home 249 Warrington Road, Ince. He was just 26 years old. They married at St George's Church, Scholes, on 6 Aug, 1888. At the time, they were both living in 34 Upper Morris Street, Scholes.

Isaac's mother was called Mary Orrell (b. 1830 in Ince). In 1881, the family was living at 208 Warrington Road, Ince. From the census return, we know he has six siblings. They were: William Orrell (b.1850); Catherine Orrell (b. 1857); Martha Orrell (b.1859); Joseph Orrell (b.1861); Henry Orrell (b.1863) and Mary Orrell (b. 1869).

Please get intouch if you have any info or check out my webpage:

  Posted by Dorothy Foster on 5th August 2005  malcolm@myers2,wanadoo.co.uk 
  Where are you? Blackburn (formerly of 4 May Avenue Abram Near)
  How did you find wiganworld?    on the internet
  Comments I attended Ashton in Makerfield Secondary Modern. Between 1950 and 1965. I would like to here anybody who attended the same school at the time. People who i remember where Laura Fairhurst, Olive Pritchard

  Posted by pie eyter on 5th August 2005  
  Where are you? a' wom
  How did you find wiganworld?    grand
  Comments its oreet on ere.....us wiginers r't bestint world eh? goin nar......weyf sez peys r ready!
cmon tha latics morn!

  Posted by Jodie on 5th May 2005  
  Where are you? Wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    On t'internet
  Comments I really like this website and love looking at the pictures ov how wigan used to be and i've even found my street its gr8

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