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  Posted by Dave Ormandy on 15th April 2002  oldgitbiker@blueyonder.co.uk 
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Looking for clues to family history
 
  Comments I've just looked at the clock, I've been here for nearly 2 hours!!A belter of a site, I've spent ages just looking at the photos. It's a shame about the forum but I guess there are idiots everywhere! If anyone has any info on the Ormandy family name Please feel free to mail me.

  Posted by Captain Vaughan Williams on 13th April 2002  litavan@indosat.net.id 
 
  Where are you? Medan, Indonesia
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Search engine, under Wigan.
 
  Comments Thanks for including the pics of Ashton-In-Makerfield, at my request.
Originally from Downall Green, North Ashton, and used to live in the Blue Bell Inn pub there. A warm hello to all my old friends around Wigan, from here in Indonesia.
Keep up the good work, excellent web site, log on weekly to see who's in court ???

  Posted by Joseph Derbyshire on 12th April 2002  
 
  Where are you? Canada
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Wigan History Mag. Past Forward
 
  Comments First visit to the site today, very impressed
Left Orrell twelve years ago now living in Calgary Canada. Enjoyed the news comments.

  Posted by Beth Deiley on 11th April 2002  lextodd401@aol.com 
 
  Where are you? Columbus, OH, USA
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    AOL search
 
  Comments My great-grandparents (Bartons and Browns) came across at the turn of the century to mine coal here. My Great-Aunt Maudie lived to be 101 and told me stories about Wigan when I was a child. I hope to visit in the future - perhaps at the 100 year mark of my family's emmigration. I have saved this site to my favorite places! Thank you for the glimpse.

  Posted by Elaine on 11th April 2002  
 
  Where are you? New Mexico. USA
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Mum and Dad
 
  Comments This site is very informative!!!! Alot of OLD pictures... Really takes me "Back to another time" :-) Ill be a regular on eer.

  Posted by Louise on 9th April 2002  elbentham@msn.com 
 
  Where are you? North wales
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    looking for stuff on Wigan RL
 
  Comments great site started to look for old tuff on wigan rl my uncle was Brian Mctigue.
anyone got anything please e-mail
cheers a wiganer in wales

  Posted by Lynne and Paul Holding on 8th April 2002  lynneandpaul@hotmail.com 
 
  Where are you? Brampton, Nr Toronto, Canada
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Yahoo site
 
  Comments We sometimes feel homesick as we moved to Canada 10 months ago. It was great to see pictures of our home town and the Orwell, which is where we met. We have lots of memories from Wigan - hi to all our friends and family in Pemberton, Aspull, Standish Lwr Ground, Standish and Ashton. We miss Pooles pies, and the Rugby - good luck for the season.

  Posted by Alan & Tracy on 7th April 2002  atgrundy@myplace.net.au 
 
  Where are you? Queensland, Australia
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    thru wiganonline web site
 
  Comments Wow! This web site is fantastic. My husband was born and raised in Wigan and come to Aust approx 16 years since. My husband goes home every couple of years and last trip I went with him. We have both looked thru the pictures - brings back lots of memories. Thanks so much for this great site - we will be back!!

  Posted by susan parkinson on 4th April 2002  susanparkinson323@hotmail.com 
 
  Where are you? Higher Ince
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Google search Engine
 
  Comments Didn't know as much about Wigan as I thought I did. Really enjoyed it.

  Posted by Margaret Hegan (Dawson) on 3rd April 2002  margaret.hegan@tesco.net 
 
  Where are you? Herts.
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Past Forward
 
  Comments As the Forum is no longer live, I am taking a chance and adding this mail.
Looking for any descendants of the following.
Newark Shipley Dawson married Jane Leech Sept 1902 at the Baptists Chapel, King St.

May Agnes Dawson married Alfred John Davies
Aug 1909 at St Georges, Wigan

Ernest Dawson married Monica Magraw Aug 1911 at The Parish Chursh Wigan
All are siblings of my grandfather James Fredrick Dawson.

  Posted by Peter Foster on 3rd April 2002  orcrist_lin@yahoo.com 
 
  Where are you? Perth, Western Australia.
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Surfing
 
  Comments Having left Wigan back in 1952 I was very happy to see how Wigan has changed. Hope to see more of this site in the future.
Great site and very interesting..

  Posted by Margaret Hegan (Dawson) on 2nd April 2002  margaret.hegan@tesco.net 
 
  Where are you? Stevenage. Herts
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Past Forward
 
  Comments Hi fellow "Pie-Eaters"
I was born in Wigan and still think that there is no place quite like it! I have lived in various places including Singapore and Northern Ireland. I think this is a great site and will be looking at it often.
I have been researching my family history for about ten years and my main family names are Dawson, Forshaw, Liptrot, Beesley plus many others in the Wigan area. I went to Beech Hill Primary School and the Girls
High School. I will dig out some photos for the site.
Congratulations,
Margaret

  Posted by Mary Sayers on 31st March 2002  hca00mms@shef.ac.uk 
 
  Where are you? Tideswell, Derbyshire
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Past Forward magazine of Wigan Heritage Service
 
  Comments Very enjoyable site; will be back. Am researching the Gore, Marsden, Livesey, Walls and Glover families. (My maternal grandfather was Samuel Marsden of Abram, and my paternal grandfather Peter Gore of Leigh.)
On a different tack, has anyone information about the term 'connyfodle', used by my grandmother to mean 'throw together', as when you cook something but haven't got quite the right ingredients -hence 'connyfodle pudding?

  Posted by Richard Humphreys on 31st March 2002  richard.humphreys1@btinternet.com 
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Through a friend.
 
  Comments This is a very good website. I am a keen photographer and enjoyed your photos. I have sent you my photo album of Wigan and district,you may use them on your site if you wish.

  Posted by John Cartwright on 31st March 2002  syljohn@cartwright111.freeserve.co.uk 
 
  Where are you? Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    put Wigan in the browser
 
  Comments Superb site - brought back great memories of Wigan. I was born and reared in Belle Green Lane, Ince and went to Belle Green School '40 to 46 and Hindley and Abram Grammar School '46 to '51. Will look out some old photos and send them on.

  Posted by caroleanne on 27th March 2002  caroleanne46@hotmail.com 
 
  Where are you? wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    just came across it
 
  Comments very interesting to find something like this

  Posted by Mike Halliwell on 25th March 2002  mixboxuk@yahoo.co.uk 
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Via search engine
 
  Comments I really enjoy the site and am a regular visitor to the pages. I am looking at my family history and am keen to reminisce with anyone who remembers St.Josephs school in the late 30's (Nellie Sullivan) or Little westwood/Kays houses and the Halliwell family there. Thanks

  Posted by Elaine on 25th March 2002  elaine.galdes@magnet.mt 
 
  Where are you? Malta
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Serching for info. about Wigan
 
  Comments I live in St Paul's Bay Malta with my partner who comes from Wigan.
We are planning to visit his home town some day this year as my daughter is half from Wigan. I'm really looking forward to visit this town which my partner is so proud of.
Even me, I heard about 'put wood'n hole' and even about 'turo love'. I think it's a great town

  Posted by Jeff Adams on 23rd March 2002  jeffrey.adams@virgin.net 
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Search Engine
 
  Comments What a tremendous site, I can tell you have spent many an hour building this, taking care of the many links and facts. The best site on Wigan I have seen. Brings a tear to my eye looking at the way Wigan used to be.
More of the same please. Makes me even more proud to be "A Wigan'er" (If that's possible) Would like to see info on births/marriages and deaths though! Think it would top the site off nicely...WELL DONE.

  Posted by Colin Nicholson on 22nd March 2002  jc.nicholson@blueyonder.co.uk 
 
  Where are you? Wigan
 
  How did you find wiganworld?    Through a friend
 
  Comments What a really marvellous site about Wigan!
Indeed, it's the best I've seen. I wonder if it would be possible to eventually include other Wigan Directories and maybe (searchable) Census information?
I've bookmarked the site and will pass it on to my friends.

 
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