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Local Chronology, 1902-3.
1902.
Dec. 28. -  Death of Mr. S. W. Higginbottom, M.P., 49 years of age.
Dec. 29. -  Opening of various extensions of the Wigan Sanatorium.
Dec. 31. -  Opening of the New Rooms of the Athenĉum Club. - Lieut. Tossel, a Boer Officer, in Wigan.
1903.
Jan. 1. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Gospel Mission.
Jan. 2. -  First case under the New Licensing Act heard at the Borough Police Court.
Jan. 3. -  Jubilee of the Wigan Observer.
Jan. 6. -  Wigan Borough Sessions - White Gloves Court. First Time for Forty Years.
Jan. 7. -  Death of Mrs. Smith, widow of the late Alderman Jas. Smith, in her 69th year.
Jan. 8. -  Death of the Rev. E. A. Dury, Vicar of St. Catherine's, Wigan, aged 74 years. - Alderman R. A. ffarington, J.P., made as Honorary Freeman of the Borough.
Jan. 12. -  Opening of the New Mining and Technical College at Wigan. - Mayor's Dance in the Drill Hall.
Jan. 13. -  Juvenile Ball, given by the Mayor and Mayoress, in the Drill Hall.
Jan. 15. -  The first folio of Shakespeare Facsimile added to the Wigan Library.
Jan. 17. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Teachers' Association.
Jan. 18. -  Trinity Presbyterian Semi-Jubilee. - Announcement that the Rev. E. C. Poulter, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hereford, had accepted the living of St. Catherine's, Wigan, in succession to the Rev. E. A. Dury. - Meeting of Railway Servants at the Public Hall.
Jan. 20. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Cycling Club. - The Township of Aspull annexed to the Wigan Petty Sessional Division.
Jan. 21. -  Licensed Victualles' Ball in the Drill Hall. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Temperance and Rescue Mission.
Jan. 22. -  Conference in Wigan as to Superannuation of Corporation Workmen.
Jan. 26. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Charity Organisation Society. - Mr. J. A. Kensit at the Public Hall.
Jan. 27. -  Free Church Council Conversazione at the Baptist School, Wigan.
Jan. 28. -  Public Meeting in Wigan on behalf of the Liverpool Cathedral Scheme.
Jan. 29. -  Makerfield Ploughing Match at Haydock Park. - Death of Mr. John Dickinson, Pawnbroker, Wigan, aged 43 years.
Jan. 31. -  Annual Festival of the Wigan and District Co-operative Society. - Annual Festival of the Wigan and District Band of Hope Union.
Feb. 2. -  Meeting of Private Traders in the Public Hall, Wigan. - The Explosion at the Orrell Colliery. - Verdict of the Coroner's Jury.
Feb. 3. -  Death of Mr. William Kellett, J.P., in his 72nd year.
Feb. 4. -  Wigan Conservative Ball. - Borough Licensing Sessions : Surrender of Licences.
Feb. 5. -  The Mayor gives a Banquet to the Guardians of the Wigan Union.
Feb. 7. -  Unveiling of the War Memorial in Mesnes Park.
Feb. 9. -  Death of Mr. G. R. Carter.
Feb. 11. -  Ploughing Match at Aspull.
Feb. 12. -  Wigan County Licensing Sessions : Proposed Reduction of Licences. - Prize Distribution at the Girls' High School.
Feb. 13. -  Welcome Home to a Soldier at Pemberton. - Death of Mr. Francis France (St. Helens), aged 62 years.
Feb. 14. -  Meeting of the Lancashire Branch of the National Association of Colliery Managers. - Mr. Spencer Leigh Hughes, the eminent journalist, in Wigan.
Feb. 15. -  Concert at the Royal Court Theatre in aid of the Volunteer Memorial Fund.
Feb. 16. -  Fire at Appley Bridge Linoleum Works. - The Orrell Colliery Disaster : Prosecution of the Underlooker.
Feb. 17. -  Annual Gathering of the Wigan and District Butchers.
Feb. 18. -  Ratepayers of the Gidlow District strongly protest against the Granting of a Licence for New Hotel in Gidlow Lane. - Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Wigan Coal and Iron Company. - Death in South Africa of Mr. Norman Hewlett, fourth son of Mr. W. H. Hewlett, J.P., Standish, aged 24 years.
Feb. 19. -  Sale of Work at St. John's Hall. - Lecture by Mr. Whitworth Wallis, F.S.A., at the Mining School.
Feb. 20. -  Presentation to Mr. J. W. Hutchinson.
Feb. 21. -  First Anniversary of the Wigan and District Davitt Branch of the United Irish League.
Feb. 23. -  Concert in the Drill Hall by the Wigan and District Philharmonic Society.
Feb. 24. -  Rev. P. Hains announces the proposal to Build a New Church for St. Geroge's Parish.
Feb. 25. -  Wrightington Breach of Promise Case at the Liverpool Assizes.
Feb. 26. -  Death of Mr. Thos. Wilson, of the firm of Messrs. Wilson and Harwood, aged 70 years.
Feb. 27. -  Death of the Rev. F. Lamb, pastor of the Methodist Free Church, Wigan, aged 55 years.
Feb. 28. -  Celebration of St. David's Day in Wigan.
Mar. 2. -  Pemberton Council discuss the Greater Wigan Question. - County Council Inquiry in Wigan as to the Establishment of a Small-pox Hospital. - Adjourned Borough Licensing Sessions : Strong Opposition to the New Gidlow Licences.
Mar. 4. -  Sousa and his Band in Wigan.
Mar. 7. -  Opening of New Independent Methodist Church at Ince.
Mar. 8. -  Opening of a New Organ at Standish Wesleyan Church.
Mar. 13. -  Death in New Zealand of Mr. W. S. Rawcliffe, aged 48 years.
Mar. 16. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Women's Liberal Association.
Mar. 18. -  Second Annual Exhibition of the Wigan and District Camera Club. - Opening of a Four Days' Bazaar at the Methodist Free Church, Wigan.
Mar. 19. -  Institution of the New Vicar of St. Catherine's.
Mar. 21. -  Opening of the New Welsh Presbyterian Church, Wigan. - Conference of Shorthand Writers in Wigan.
Mar. 23. -  County Council Inquiry at Orrell on the Allotments Question.
Mar. 24. -  Discovery of an Old Well in Wallgate.
Mar. 25. -  General Annual Meeting of the Wigan Subscription Bowling Green. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Sunday School Union.
Mar. 27. -  The King passed through Wigan on his way to London from the Liverpool Races.
Mar. 28. -  Annual Meeting of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society.
Mar. 30. -  Trial Trip on the South Lancashire Tramways.
April 4. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Miners' Relief Society. - Collation of the Rev. W. Martin to the Benefice of St. John the Evangelist, Hindley Green.
April 6. -  District Council Elections at Pemberton, etc.
April 8. -  Cage Accident at the New Zealand Pit, Abram : Two Officials Killed.
April 9. -  Death of Mr. James Tyrer, at Newburgh, aged 74 years.
April 10. -  Opening of the New Coppull Wesleyan Church. - Death of Miss Mary Wood, of Chapel Lane, aged 82 years.
April 11. -  Institution of the New Vicar of Dalton.
April 14. -  Opening of the Alexandra Park at Pemberton.
April 15. -  The Cage Accident at Abram : Coroner's Inquest.
April 17. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society.
April 20. -  Performances by the Local Amateurs at the Court Theatre. - Presentation to Father Hanley at Ince.
April 21. -  Marriage of Dr. Milroy and Miss Taberner.
April 23. -  Mr. W. Kay, Deputy Town Clerk of Wigan, appointed clerk and solicitor to the Urban District Council of Dartford.
April 24. -  Death of Miss Hardman in her 76th year.
April 25. -  The Mayor of Wigan (Councillor Richard Johnson, J.P.), opens Ince and District Subscription Bowling Green. - Presentation to Mr. Roger Green, late clerk-in-charge at the L. and Y. Passenger Station.
April 29. -  Archdeacon Taylor's Visitation to the Parish Church. - First Annual Meeting of the Traders' Defence League.
May 2. -  Opening of the Co-operative Society's Model Bakery. - Speech by Colonel Blundell at Abram on the Needs of the Church of England.
May 3. -  Semi-Jubilee of St. Joseph's Church.
May 6. -  Opening of the Wesley Hall, Wigan.
May 7. -  Pemberton Council Resolves to Oppose any Application to Incorporate Pemberton with Wigan.
May 8. -  Messrs. O. & G. Rushton's Appeal in the Action of "Faulder v. Rushton" Dismissed in the High Court.
May 9. -  Manual Training Teachers at the Wigan Technical College. - Foundation Stone Laying of a New Primitive Methodist Church at Coppull.
May 14. -  Death of Mrs. R. E. Kellett, aged 49 years. - Rev. Dr. Adler, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Church, visits Wigan. - Formation of a Local Passive Resistance League.
May 20. -  Reduction in the Price of Wigan Gas. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
May 21. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Rugby Football Club.
May 22. -  Appointment of New Magistrates for Wigan. - Conference of Orangemen in Wigan.
May 23. -  Presentation to Workmen for Gallantry in the Accident at the New Zealand Pit.
May 25. -  Pemberton Council : Vote in Favour of the Greater Wigan Scheme.
May 26. -  Local Government Inquiry at Haigh. - Death of Mrs. Turner-Greene in her 89th year.
May 28. -  Special Meeting of the Wigan Council : The Financial Position of the Town Explained. - Trial Trip with Electric Cars to Platt Bridge.
May 29. -  Divorce of a former Wigan Doctor.
June 1. -  Successful Gala in the Park. - Catholic Processions in Wigan. - Volunteers in Camp on Salisbury Plain.
June 3. -  Town Council Meeting : Discussion on the Gas Estate.
June 4. -  Opening of the New Bowling Green in the Park.
June 5. -  Announcement that Alderman Holmes had consented to take the office of Mayor for next year.
June 8. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Permanent Benefit Building Society.
June 10. -  Annual Meeting of Infirmary Donors and Governors.
June 11. -  Discussion at the Watch Committee Meeting on Sunday Closing and Publishing Photographs of Prisoners. - Excited Meeting of Pemberton Ratepayers on the Greater Wigan Question.
June 13. -  Thomas Scally committed for trial by the Borough Magistrates on a Charge of Manslaughter. - Opening of a new Organ at New Jerusalem Church.
June 14. -  Mayor's State Visit to Hope Congregational Church.
June 15. -  Cage Accident at Moss Collieries.
June 17. -  Wigan Wednesday Cycling Club Pic-nic to Ingleton. - Operatic Pic-nic to Chester.
June 18. -  Animated Discussion at Ince Council on the Greater Wigan Question.
June 19. -  Death of Mr. C. M. Percy, aged 57 years. - Armenian Sale of Work in Wigan.
June 20. -  Wigan Clerks' Walk to Southport.
June 24. -  Wigan Shop Assistants' Walk to Southport.
June 25. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Rugby Football Club.
June 27. -  Poor Children's Treat to Parbold. - Opening of Poolstock and District Working Men's Club. - Crowning the Rose Queen at Stubshaw Cross. - Death of Judge Wynne Ffoulkes.
June 29. -  Appeal Case, Abram Coal Company, Decided by the House of Lords. - Ince Royal Hotel Case : Decision of the King's Bench Division.
July 1. -  Death of the Rev. J. W. Greenhalgh, aged 62 years.
July 2. -  Ince Council Decline Proposals for a Greater Wigan.
July 5. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Milligan, aged 78 years.
July 7. -  Gidlow Lane Licensing Appeal decided in the High Court.
July 11. -  Orangemen's Service at St. Thomas's Church. - Orange Demonstration at Aspull.
July 13. -  Pemberton Ratepayers Vote against Amalgamation with Wigan.
July 14. -  The Mayor's Treat to the Borough Police Force.
July 16. -  Wigan Watch Committee and Sunday Trading. - Wigan Corporation decided that Application for the Extension of the Borough shall not include Ince.
July 17. -  Lifeboat Demonstration in Pemberton.
July 18. -  Lifeboat Demonstration in Wigan.
July 20. -  First Meeting of the Pemberton Education Authority.
July 22. -  Grammar School Boys Entertained at Ince Hall. - Upholland Agricultural Show.
July 23. -  Prize Distributions at the Wigan Grammar School and the Wigan Institute.
July 24. -  Formation of a Liberal Two Hundred for Wigan.
July 26. -  Mayor's Visit to St. James's Church.
July 29. -  Foundation Stone-laying of New Council Offices at Ince. - Extension of St. Andrew's School.
July 30. -  Alice Nelligan, indicted for Manslaughter, discharged at Liverpool Assizes. - Passive Resistance Demonstration in the Public Hall.
Aug. 1. -  Church Lads' Brigade Camp at Cleethorpes.
Aug. 3. -  Winstanley and District Flower Show. - Thomas Scally found Guilty of Manslaughter at Liverpool Assizes, and sentenced to five years' penal servitude; George Brown found not guilty, and discharged.
Aug. 5. -  Tramway Men's Alleged Grievances Discussed at the Wigan Council Meeting.
Aug. 6. -  Proposed Public Market for Golborne.
Aug. 8. -  First Annual Demonstration of Friendly Societies at Ince.
Aug. 11. -  Wigan Corporation Bill, 1903, received Royal Assent.
Aug. 12. -  The Mayor in a Carriage Accident at Hindley. - Mr. Stephen Walsh adopted Labour Candidate for the Ince Division.
Aug. 15. -  Cottage Gardeners' Show at Standish. - Douglas Floral Society's Annual Show.
Aug. 16. -  W. Buckler, long distance walker, gave up his attempt to walk 1,613 miles in 1,000 hours at Springfield Park. - Temperance Rally in Wigan.
Aug. 18. -  Saccharine Smuggling Case heard at the Borough Police Court. - Death of Mr. W. H. S. Taylor, provision dealer, aged 57 years. - The Mayor started a new Engine and Generator at the Electric Works.
Aug. 21. -  Discussion at the Board of Guardians Meeting on the Rearing of Pauper Children.
Aug. 22. -  Opening of Hindley Grammar School Extensions.
Aug. 23. -  Death at Cirencester of the Rev. G. A. E. Kempson, formerly of Wigan, aged 63 years.
Aug. 24. -  At a Special Meeting of Ince Council, Mr. Carnegie's offer of £5,000 for Library purposes declined. - The Mayor interviewed as to Tramway Men's alleged grievances.
Aug. 26. -  Traders and Shop Assistants Pic-nic to Eastham. - Opening of St. Paul's New Congregational Church, Wigan.
Aug. 30. -  Meeting in the Public Hall for the purpose of Protesting against the action of the Tramways Committee in refusing to meet the Representatives of the Men to discuss grievances. - Dr. McClure at St. Paul's New Church.
Sept. 2. -  Appointment of the Wigan Education Committee. - Foundation Stone-laying of a new Congregational School at Pemberton. - First Meeting of the Education Authority for Ashton, Abram, Upholland, Billinge, Orrell, and Winstanley.
Sept. 7. -  Pemberton Council decide to take a poll on the Greater Wigan Question. - Pemberton Old Brass Band win first prize at Belle Vue Contest.
Sept. 8. -  Decision of Ince Ratepayers in favour of accepting Mr. Carnegie's offer of funds for a Library.
Sept. 9. -  First Meeting of the Wigan and Pemberton Education Authorities. - Hindley Horse and Cattle Fair. - Lecture at St. John's Hall, by the Rev. Francis Irwin, S.J., on "Bird Taming Extraordinary". - Mr. Charles Blackshaw, Lecturer on Typography at Manchester Municipal School of Technology, lectured in Wigan.
Sept. 10. -  Announcement of the result of the ballot of Corporation Tramway Employés respecting alleged grievances.
Sept. 12. -  First Meeting of the Education Authority for Standish, &c. - Colonel Will. Woods announces that he declines to stand as Liberal Candidate for Wigan.
Sept. 14. -  Exhibition of Artificial Flowers at the Drill Hall. - Revision of the Wigan Voting Lists.
Sept. 16. -  Announcement of Proposed Extensions at Wigan Post Office. - Pawnbrokers' Assistants' Walk.
Sept. 17. -  Visit of the British Association to Abram Collieries.
Sept. 19. -  Unveiling a Memorial Tablet to the late Mr. Thos. Aspinwall, at the Infirmary.
Sept. 22. -  Last Meeting of the Wigan School Board. - The Standish Safe Robbery : Prisoners sentenced at Chorley Sessions.
Sept. 23. -  Young Men's Christian Association Bazaar in the Public Hall. - First Meeting of the Ince Education Committee. - Championship Walk at Springfield Walk.
Sept. 25. -  Finsen Light and Rontgen Rays at the Infirmary. - Bazaar at Orange Hall, King Street.
Sept. 26. -  Shocking Motor Car Accident at Ashton. - Wigan and Newton Branches of the Typographical Association meet in Wigan.
Sept. 27. -  The Mayor at Ince Church.
Sept. 30. -  Sale of Work at Scarisbrick Street Baptist Schools. - Appointment of Mr. T. T. Rankin, Principal of the Wigan Mining and Technical College. - Wigan Education Committee decide to Abolish School Fees.
Oct. 5. -  Pemberton Council decide to burn Voting Papers used in the poll on the question of amalgamation with Wigan. - Forty-eight summonses heard in Wigan Police Court against persons who refused to pay the Education Rate.
Oct. 6. -  Primitive Methodist Conference at the Public Hall.
Oct. 7. -  Passive Resistance Demonstration in Wigan. - Acrimonious discussion at the Wigan Council Meeting on the Tramway trouble. - Scholars' Exhibition of Swimming and Diving at the Wigan Baths.
Oct. 9. -  Wigan Board of Guardians appoint a Catholic Chaplain.
Oct. 11. -  Jubilee Services at the Baptist Chapel, Scarisbrick Street, Wigan.
Oct. 12. -  Announcement that Lord Balcarres, M.P., had been appointed Junior Lord of the Treasury. - Mr. J. N. Foot, Postmaster of Wigan, appointed Postmaster at Peterboro'.
Oct. 14. -  Prize Distribution at Hindley Technical School. - Foundation Stone-laying of the Extension of King Street Baptist Chapel, Wigan. - Bazaar at the Independent Methodist School, Greenough Street, Wigan. - Wigan Borough Quarter Sessions : Four Prisoners for Trial. - Messrs. T. Fyans and J. Howard, retiring Liberal Councillors, sever their connection with the Liberal Party, and withdraw from Municipal Elections.
Oct. 18. -  Lecture by Mr. Edward Nunn, of the Eighty Club at the Irish National Club, Wigan.
Oct. 19. -  Sale of Passive Registers' Furniture by Public Auction in Wigan. - Councillor Fyans speaks on a Conservative Platform in Swinley Ward. - Ruskin Hall Lecture at Platt Bridge.
Oct. 20. -  Exhibition at the Drill Hall. - The Mayor and Mayoress at the ball given by the Lord Mayor of London.
Oct. 21. -  Opening of the new premises of the Ashton Y.M.C.A. - Death of Sir William George Gunning, son of Sir Henry John Gunning, formerly Rector of Wigan.
Oct. 22. -  Lord Balcarres addresses a meeting at Crooke.
Oct. 24. -  Nomination Day for Municipal Elections. - Foundation Stone-laying of a new Church at Platt Bridge.
Oct. 27. -  Complimentary Luncheon by the Chairman (Mr. Alderman Layland) to the Watch Committee.
Oct. 28. -  Bazaar at Wesley Hall. - Presentation to Mr. J. N. Foot. - Half-yearly Meeting of the Wigan Cricket Club. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Benefit Building Society.
Oct. 29. -  Death of Mrs. Fergie, widow of the late Rev. Canon Fergie, formerly Vicar of Ince.
Oct. 31. -  Starting of the new Chimes of the Parish Church Clock, the gift of the Mayor (Councillor Richard Johnson).
Nov. 1. -  Death of Dr. F. Ormrod, of Workington, and formerly of Hindley, aged 60 years. - Death of Mr. Henry Farrimond, one of the Councillors for St. Catherine Ward.
Nov. 2. -  Mr. Sam Woods, Liberal and Labour Candidate, withdraws from the Contest in the Newton Division, owing to ill-health. - Contests in Six Wigan Wards : The Conservatives gain two seats. - Mr. Bradburn appointed Chairman of Pemberton Council, in succession to Mr. W. Sharrock, resigned.
Nov. 3. -  Presentation to the late Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association.
Nov. 4. -  Sudden death of Mr. B. P. Hartley, Stationmaster, L. and Y. Railway, Wigan, aged 54 years. - Concert by the Wigan Harmonic Male Voice Choir in the Public Hall. - Parochial Choir Festival at the Parish Church.
Nov. 5. -  Death of Mr. Robt. Ainscow, formerly of Abram, aged 63.
Nov. 6. -  Local Government Board Inquiry in Wigan into appeals against the scheme for a Joint Small-pox Hospital.
Nov. 8. -  Unveiling the Darlington Memorial at Charnock Richard Church.
Nov. 9. -  Alderman C. B. Holmes elected Mayor of Wigan. - Motor Car Driver chanrged with Manslaughter at the Wigan County Police Court. - Presentation to Mr. Foot, at the Wigan Post Office. - Free Church Council Meeting at Wrightington.
Nov. 10. -  Impersonating a Dead Golborne Doctor : Trial at Manchester Police Court. - Prize Distribution at the Pupil Teachers' Centre. - Action against a Pemberton Councillor at Wigan County Court : Jury's Curious Verdict. - Debate on Free Trade and Protection at the Wesley Hall.
Nov. 11. -  Death of Mr. A. C. Smethurst, formerly of the Limes, Boar's Head, aged 69 years. - First Address at St. Catherine's Tea Party by the new Vicar. - Public Meeting of Ratepayers at Shevington decides that Crooke Village shall be lighted. - Performance of "The Golden Legend" and "Gallia" by the Wigan and District Philharmonic Society.
Nov. 12. -  Lecture by Rev. J. P. Sandlands, at St. Thomas's Schools.
Nov. 15. -  Unveiling Memorial Tablet at Bridgecroft Congregational Church, Hindley. - The Mayor's first State Visit to the Parish Church. - Concert by the Pemberton Old Brass Band at the Royal Court Theatre.
Nov. 16. -  Distribution of Prizes at the Catholic Pupil Teachers' Centre.
Nov. 17. -  The alleged Dr. Part committed for trial at Manchester. - Marriage of Miss Bessie Kellett. - Death of Mrs. Johnson, wife of Mr. W. Johnson, J.P., of the Abram Coal Company, aged 55 years.
Nov. 18. -  Announcement that Mr. Herbert Sweeney had been selected by Women Workers to contest Wigan in opposition to Sir F. S. Powell.
Nov. 19. -  Mr S. Walsh, Labour Candidate for the Ince Division, opens his campaign. - Local Government Inquiry at Ashton.
Nov. 21. -  Concert at the Wesh Church, Greenough Street.
Nov. 23. -  Prize Distribution at St. Mary's Schools. - Inspector Berry, of the Wigan Borough Police Force, appointed Chief Constable of Macclesfield. - Ince Technical Classes; Distribution of Prizes.
Nov. 25. -  Annual Dinner of the Wigan Subscription Bowling Green. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Free Church Council. - Lecture-Concert at the Mining and Technical College. - Congregational Bazaar at Hindley to raise funds for a New Church. - Inauguration of a New Organ at Independent Methodist Church, Lamberhead Green.
Nov. 26. -  Church Missionary Meetings in the Public Hall.
Nov. 27. -  Sentences passed at the Liverpool Assizes on the sham "Dr. Part," for bigamy, and on John Wilson, for assault on a Wigan gentleman.
Nov. 28. -  Masonic Dance at the Masonic Hall, Tower Buildings.
Nov. 29. -  United Temperance Council Demonstration in Wigan. - Mr. Wm. Redmond, M.P., in Wigan.
Nov. 30. -  Distribution of Prizes at the Mining and Technical College.
Dec. 2. -  Rev. W. G. Spriggs Smith, Vicar of St. John's, Terrington, Wisbech, a passive register, lectures in Wigan. - Technical Prize Distribution at Pemberton. - The Town Council decide to improve the Parish Churchyard.
Dec. 4. -  Presentation to the Ex-Mayor at Ince Hall. - Complimentary Dinner to Mr. Brewer, Inspector of Schools, by the Wigan and District Association of the National Union of Teachers.
Dec. 5. -  Presentation to Father Louis, of Platt Bridge. - Meeting of the Wigan Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Dec. 6. -  Mr. David Christie Murray at the Irish Club, Wigan.
Dec. 7. -  Col. Blundell at Hindley Conservative Club. - The Ex-Mayoress (Mrs. R. Johnson), describes her Continental Tour to the members of the Wigan and District Women's Liberal Association.
Dec. 8. -  Starting of Two New Engines at Pemberton Electricity Works.
Dec. 9. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Pennington, of Pemberton, aged 87 years. - Publication of Wigan's Memorial to the Local Government Board, asking for a Local Inquiry on the "Greater Wigan" question. - Presentation to the Headmaster of Hindley and Abram Grammar School. - Mr. John Taylor lectures at the Miners' Hall, Wigan, on the Fiscal Policy, under the auspices of the Wigan and District Trades and Labour Council.
Dec. 10. -  Pemberton Breach of Promise at Liverpool Assizes. - Wigan Watch Committee refuse to renew the Excise Licence of the Royal Court Theatre. - Church Pastoral Aid Society Meeting in Wigan. - Rainford Collieries re-started after being stopped from the latter end of August.
Dec. 11. -  Appeal Case, Catterall v. Cross, Tetley, & Co., under the Workmen's Compensation Act, decided in the Court of Appeal.
Dec. 12. -  Orange Conference in Wigan. - Wigan and District Cage Bird Society's Show.
Dec. 14. -  Performances by the Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society, at the Royal Court Theatre.
Dec. 15. -  Coming of Age of Mr. Charles Gerard Walmesley : Banquet at the Public Hall. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Centre of the Northern Anglers' Association. - Presentation to Inspector Berry, of the Borough Police Force, on his appointment as Chief Constable of Macclesfield.
Dec. 16. -  The Mayor and Mayoress give an "At Home" at the Municipal Buildings.
Dec. 17. -  Meeting of Private Traders at Lamberhead Green. - Pemberton Slander Action at the Sheriff's Court, Preston.
Dec. 18. -  Annual Meetings in connection with the Hospital Saturday and Sunday Movement.
Dec. 19. -  Miners' Meeting at Hindley Green to consider the Wages Question.
Dec. 21. -  Performance at the Royal Court Theatre in aid of the Wigan Poor Children's Treat Association. - Wigan Swimming Club : Presentation of Medals.
Dec. 23. -  Re-union at the Pupil Teachers' Centre.
Dec. 28. -  Performance of "The Messiah" at the Drill Hall by the Wigan and District Philharmonic Society : First appearance of Mr. Charles Santley in Wigan.


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