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Local Chronology, 1904.
Jan. 1. -  Presentation to Mr. James Dawber, Mus.Bac. by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. - Annual Show of the Wigan and District Homing Society.
Jan. 4. -  The Ward question discussed at Standish Council Meeting.
Jan. 5. -  Wigan Borough Sessions. No prisoners for trial. Presentation of white gloves to the Recorder. - Wigan Amateur Operatic Society's Treat to Old Folks.
Jan. 6. -  Death of the Rev. C. D. Pater, formerly of Wigan. - Proposal for new Wigan Baths discussed at the Wigan Council Meeting. - Mr. Hubert Sweeney, Women's Candidate for Wigan, at the Miners' Hall. - A Wigan Sorting Clerk gave evidence before the Departmental Committee inquiring into the wages of Post Office Officials. - Co-operative Society Exhibition in the Drill Hall. - Death of Mr. John Hall, Builder, Park Road, aged 55. - Annual Concert of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants. - Dedication of a Memorial Font at St. Catharine's Church, Wigan.
Jan. 7. -  Marriage of Miss Bankes, of Winstanley Hall.
Jan. 8. -  The Scattered Home System adopted by Wigan Board of Guardians.
Jan. 9. -  Presentation to Mr. A. E. Johnson, Abram Coal Company, on completing 21 years' connection with the collieries.
Jan. 12. -  Pemberton Action at the Liverpool Chancery Court.
Jan. 13. -  Announcement of the Appointment of Mr. J. Speakman, Postmaster of Wigan. - Third Annual Meeting of the Wigan Branch of the Northern Counties' Hairdressers' Association.
Jan. 14. -  Sequel to the Pemberton Breach of Promise Case: Defendant a Bankrupt. - Wigan Watch Committee: Court Theatre Licence again. - MakerfieId Ploughing Society Match at Garswood.
Jan. 15. -  The Mayor's Ball in the Drill Hall . - Death of Mr. William Jackson, J.P., of Lathom, in his 72nd year. - Wigan County Police Special Licensing Sessions.
Jan. 17. -  London Missioners at the Wesleyan Church.
Jan. 18. -  The Mayor's Dance to Juveniles.
Jan. 21. -  Allotments Question discussed at Orrell Council Meeting.
Jan. 23. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Teachers' Association. - Annual Meeting of the Wrightington and District Free Church Council.
Jan. 25. -  Death of Miss Maggie Grime, well known vocalist, of Hindley. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Wednesday Cycling Club.
Jan. 26. -  Meeting at Gidlow to protest against erection of Catholic School in St. Andrew Ward.
Jan. 27. -  Public Meeting in Wigan in support of Mr. Sweeney, Women's Candidate for Wigan. - Wigan Conservative Ball.
Jan. 28. -  Wigan Licensing Business at the Borough Police Court.
Jan. 29. -  Bryn Gates Working Men's Club struck off the Register. - Explosion at Haigh Foundry, £1,500 damages.
Jan. 30. -  Announcement of three Wiganers killed by a Boiler Explosion in America. - Presentation to Mr. Giles Heaps, Pemberton.
Feb. 2. -  Death of Mr. Henry Farr, aged 75.
Feb. 3. -  Inquiry in Wigan as to the Application of the Wigan Corporation for an extension of the Borough boundary by the inclusion of the District of Pemberton. - Prize Distribution at Girls' High School. - Wigan Borough Sessions. - Gidlow Lane Licence Granted. - Haigh, Aspull, and Blackrod Ploughing Society: Match at Haigh. - Death of Mr. William Leech, aged 73. - Liberal Ball in Drill Hall.
Feb. 4. -  Death of Mr. Walter Simpson, aged 63.
Feb. 8. -  Death of Mr. James Spencer, Lathom, and formerly of Wigan, aged 91.
Feb. 9. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Charity Organisation Society. - Annual Dinner of the Wigan Butchers' Guardian Association.
Feb. 10. -  Wigan County Borough Council discuss Scavengers' Wages. - Sale of Work at St. Paul's Church, Wigan.
Feb. 11. -  Wigan County Licensing Sessions. - Reduction of the Number of Licences. - Marriage of the Hon. Ethel Gerard and Baron de Forest at Ashton.
Feb. 12. -  Mr. Whitworth Wallis's Lecture on Egypt at the Technical College.
Feb. 15. -  Wigan and District Philharmonic Society Concert.
Feb. 17. -  New Minister at Hindley Congregational Church.
Feb. 23. -  Gidlow Lane Licence: Protest Meeting at the Methodist Free Church.
Feb. 24. -  Opening of the New Congregational Church, Pemberton.
Feb. 25. -  Free Church Conversazione at the Wesley Hall, Wigan. - County Council Elections in the Wigan Union. - Death of Mr. John Bond, Nottingham, formerly of Wigan, aged 61.
Feb. 28. -  Bishop of Liverpool at the Parish Church. - Dedication of New Organ at St. Paul's.
Mar. 1. -  Death of Sir John Scott, a distinguished Wigan Freeman. - The dead body of Mr. T. H. Cowburn solicitor, found in the canal at Crooke. - Adjourned Borough Licensing Session: Gidlow Lane Licence refused.
Mar. 2. -  Mr. S. Walsh, Labour Candidate for Ince Division, delivered an address at Ince on "Chinese Slavery."
Mar. 4. -  Ashton Passive Resisters at Wigan County Police Court.
Mar. 7. -  Adjourned County Licensing Sessions: Six Licenses taken. - Opening of the New Hippodrome, Wigan.
Mar. 8. -  Bible Society Centenary in Wigan: Address by the Bishop of Liverpool.
Mar. 9. -  Ince District Council again reject Mr. Carnegie's offer of a Library.
Mar. 13. -  Converted Brahmin at St. Paul's Church, Wigan.
Mar. 16. -  Bazaar at Central Hall, Wigan.
Mar. 17. -  Death of Father Smith, of Downall Green.
Mar. 18. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Wall, J.P., Principal of the firm of Messrs. Thos. Wall and Sons Ltd., proprietors of the Wigan Observer, in his 89th year.
Mar. 21. -  Lecture on the Education Act at Rodney Street Chapel.
Mar. 22. -  First Annual Dinner of the Wigan and District Traders' Defence League.
Mar. 26. -  Annual Meeting of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society: Completion of 30 years' work.
Mar. 28. -  Death of Mr. James Brindle, Wigan, aged 60.
Mar. 29. -  Mr. S. Walsh addressed his supporters at Hindley Green.
Mar. 30. -  Adjourned Licensing Sessions in Wigan: Every Application Refused. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Subscription Bowling Green.
April 2. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and Districts Miners' Permanent Relief Society: An unfavourable year.
April 4. -  Athletic Sports at Springfield Park. - Foundation Stone Laying of the Worsley Mesnes Wesleyan School-Chapel.
April 5. -  Marriage of Mr. Norman S. Brown.
April 6. -  Wigan County Borough Council: Decision as to the Proposed Cattle Mart. - Third Annual Exhibition of the Wigan Camera Club. - -Marriage of Mr. J. E. Sharrock.
April 11. -  Operatic Performances by the "Local Amateurs." Wigan Borough Quarter Sessions: Three prisoners for trial.- Death of Mrs. Mapei, of Golborne.
April 12. -  Presentation to the Rev. E. Rogers, prior to leaving the Parish Church to enter upon the Rectorate of S. Sepulchure's, in the Holborn District of London.
April 16. -  Burial Board Meeting: Enlargement of the Wigan Cemetery.
April 17. -  Death of Dr. E. P. P. Macloghlin, aged 45. - Mr. A. Henderson, M.P. for Barnard Castle, and Mayor of Darlington, at St. Paul's P.S.A. - Temperance Demonstration in the Drill Hall.
April 19. -  Death of Dr. Hartley, J.P., Pemberton, aged 57. - Clara Butt at the Drill Hall.
April 20. -  Wesleyan Bazaar at Hindley.
April 21. -  Decision of the Local Government Board to extend Wigan by the inclusion of Pemberton.
April 22. -  Local Public-house Appeals at Liverpool County Sessions.
April 23. -  Opening Matches of the Wigan Cricket Club. - Death of Mr. F. M. Dobson, aged 47 years.
April 27. -  Publication of the Draft Provisional Order for the Amalgamation of Wigan and Pemberton. - Meeting of the Wigan Education Authority: Proposed Roman Catholic School for Gidlow.
April 28. -  Archdeacon Taylor's Visitation to Wigan Parish Church. - Death of Mr. T. Y. Byrom, late Registrar at the Wigan Cemetery, in his 75th year.
April 30. -  Opening of Ince Subscription Bowling Green.
May 1. -  Opening of New Catholic Chapel at Springfield, Wigan. - Trades and Labour Demonstration in the Drill Hall, Wigan; Chinese Labour in South Africa Condemned.
May 2. -  A woman named Turner found decapitated in Wigan. William Turner, the husband, arrested for murder.
May 4. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Women's Liberal Association.
May 6. -  Mr. Richard Johnson, J.P., re-elected President of the National Union of Mineral Water Manufacturers.
May 7. -  Death in Australia of Mr. William Leader, formerly a Solicitor in Wigan.
May 10. -  Coroner's Jury returned Verdict of Wilful Murder against William Turner. - Death of Father Webster, of St. Mary's, Wigan, aged 59 years.
May 12. -  William Turner committed by the Borough Magistrates for trial for the Murder of his Wife.
May 13. -  Budget Day at Wigan Council: The New General District Rate.
May 16. -  Further Concessions to Pemberton announced in connection with the Greater Wigan Scheme. - Presentation to Mr. Inspector Pickering at Ince.
May 17. -  Second Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Traders' Defence League.
May 18. -  Death of Mr. James Tonge, F.G.S., formerly of Westhoughton. - Wigan Board of Guardians adopt the Scattered Homes System.
May 20. -  Funeral of the late Mr. Abraham Kay, Westwood Hall, aged 81 years.
May 22. -  Wigan Volunteers leave for Camp at Ramsey, Isle of Man.
May 23. -  Annual Procession of Catholic Scholars in Wigan. - Wigan Infirmary Gala.
May 24. -  Death of Mr. T. F. Walsham, schoolmaster, Wigan, aged64.
May 26. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Rugby Football Club. - Annual Meeting of the Association for the Care of Young Girls.
May 28. -  Death, at Birkdale, of Mr. H. P. Brandreth, F.R.G.S., son of the late Rev. Canon Brandreth, Standish, aged 54 years.
May 30. -  William Lundy, of Wigan, committed to prison by the Vice-Chancellor of the Lancashire Chancery Court for Contempt of Court.
May 31. -  Coroner's Jury Censure an Ince Doctor for Carelessness.
June 1. -  Peter Turner, Hindley, charged with Wilful Murder of his Wife. - Reference at the Wigan County Borough Council to record year at Gas Works. Nett profits £11,050 3s. 4d.. Decision to have Concerts in Open Spaces in the town.
June 2. -  Board of Trade Inquiry in Wigan into the Boiler Explosion at Bryn Hall Colliery.
June 3. -  Death of Mrs. Brandreth, widow of the Rev. Canon Brandreth, aged 74 years.
June 5. -  Centenary of the Orrell Congregational Sunday School.
June 7. -  Local Government Board Inquiry at Hindley into application of Hindley Council for power to borrow £28,000 for Sewerage and Sewage Purposes.
June 9. -  Death in Prison of Martin Tighe, committed to penal servitude for Wife Murder.
June 11. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Wright, of Abram, aged 67.
June 12. -  Church of England Minister at Hope Chapel.
June 13. -  Passive Resistance Demonstration in Wigan. - Annual Meeting of Wigan Permanent Benefit Building Society.
June 14. -  Annual Meeting of Infirmary Governors and Donors.
June 15. -  General Holiday in Wigan. - Royal Humane Society award Bronze Medal to Rober Mercer, Ince, and Testimonial to William Dowey, Lower Ince, for rescuing a man named Cassidy from a bye-wash at Ince. Cassidy succumbed subsequently, and the Society granted an "In Memoriam" to his relatives.
June 17. -  Death of Mr. Moses Fisher, Wigan, aged 65.
June 22. -  Opening of New Municipal Buildings at Ince.
June 23. -  Presentation to Mr. T. Ratcliffe Ellis, by the Mining Association of Great Britain.
June 28. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Merchants' and Traders' Association.
June 29. -  Local Government Board Inquiry into the application of Wigan Corporation to borrow £45,870 for the purposes of the Gas undertaking. - Announcement of the adoption of Mr. J. A. Seddon, St. Helens, as Labour Candidate for the Newton Division. - Prize Day at Upholland Grammar School.
June 30. -  Death of Mr. Alderman William Millington, aged 55 years.
July 2. -  Death of Mr. Alfred Barlow, J.P., aged 76.
July 3. -  Earthquake Shock in Wigan.
July 6. -  Garden Party in Mesnes Park in aid of Lifeboat Saturday Fund.
July 9. -  Foundation Stone Laying of the Johnson Memorial Church at Bickershaw. - Wigan Catholic Young Men's Societies' Pic-nic to Eastham.
July 10. -  Death of Mr. Richard Wright, Relieving Officer, Orrell.
July 14. -  Appointment of Honorary Medical Officers for the Wigan Infirmary.
July 15. -  Discussion at the Board of Guardians on proposed expenditure on New Workhouse.
July 16. -  Wigan Poor Children's Treat Association Pic-nic to Parhold: Nearly a thousand children entertained. - Oddfellows' Demonstration at Ashton.
July 20. -  Ninth Annual Show of the Upholland and District Agricultural Society. - Re-opening of King Street Baptist School after extensions and renovations.
July 21. -  Issue of an addition to the Wigan Reference Library Catalogue. - Prize Distribution at Hindley Grammar School.
July 22. -  Mr. Richard Johnson, Councfflor for Victoria Ward, elected an Alderman in the room of the late Alderman Millington.
July 23. -  Mr. William Sharrock, Harvey House, Gathurst, selected as Wigan's next Liberal Mayor. - Annual Demonstration of the Wigan and District Sunday School Union.
July 25. -  Wigan Borough Quarter Sessions: The Grand Jury cut the bill of indictment relating to an alleged railway assault: Prosecutrix and Defendant both absent.
July 26. -  Opening of the Pemberton Tramway after alteration of gauge. - Prize Day at Wigan Institute.
July 27. -  Wrightington Brass Band Bazaar. - Prize Day at Wigan Grammar School. - Annual Inspection of the Wigan Sewage Farm.
July 28. -  Magee, Marshall, and Co.'s Trip to Buxton.
July 30. -  Foundation Stone Laying of New Tramway Offices in Wigan.
July 31. -  Church Lads' Brigade Camp at Prestatyn.
Aug. 1. -  Conference of Churches of Christ in Wigan.
Aug. 2. -  William Turner, of Wigan, found guilty at Liverpool Assizes of Wife Murder, but not responsible for his actions at the time; confined during His Majesty's pleasure.
Aug. 3. -  Wigan Corporation appoint a Committee to consider the question of erecting New Municipal Offices. - Peter Turner, collier, Hindley, found guilty of manslaughter at Liverpool Assizes, and sentenced to ten years' penal servitude. - Conciliation Board Meeting: Miners' wages reduced five per cent.
Aug. 4. -  Opening of a Club for Wigan Tramway Employés. - Sunday School Demonstration at Hindley.
Aug. 5. -  Death of Mr. John Williams, formerly a coach-builder in Wigan, aged 72 years.
Aug. 6. -  Rechabite Demonstration in Wigan.
Aug. 10. -  Opening of the New Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Worsley Mesnes.
Aug. 13. -  Publication in the Observer of the local evidence before the Departmental Committee on the Workmen's Compensation Act. - Opening of a New Conservative Club at Goose Green. - Annual Show of the Douglas (Parbold) Floral Society.
Aug. 14. -  Wigan Extension Bill received the Royal Assent.
Aug. 17. -  Rev. R. C. Fillingham, the Passive-Resisting Clergyman, addressed a Passive Resistance Meeting at Orrell. - Death of Sergeant-major James Butters, aged 68 years.
Aug. 20. -  Announcement that the Board of Education approved of provision to provide Roman Catholic School for 200 Infants and Standard I. children in St. Andrew Ward, on the understanding that a Council School be provided. - Annual Show of the Standish Cottage Gardeners' Association.
Aug. 21. -  Rev. G. Dixon Thompson began his ministry in the Wigan United Methodist Free Church Circuit.
Aug. 22. -  Death of Colonel Darlington, V.D., aged 52 years.
Aug. 23. -  Trades Exhibition at the Drill Hall.
Aug. 26. -  Outline of the Scheme for New Municipal Offices presented to a meeting of the General Purposes Committee. - Thomas P. Yarwood, Ince, appointed Relieving Officer for Orrell, in room of the late Mr. Wright. - Dr. Winstanley (Ashton) elected County Councillor for the Ashton Electoral Division.
Aug. 27. -  The Mayor (Alderman C. B. Holmes) opens a fund for the relief of distress in Wigan. - United Trade and Labour Demonstration at Ince.
Aug. 28. -  Death of Mr. William Trevor Wanklyn, Borough Treasurer for Wigan, aged 69 years.
Aug. 31. -  Death of Mr. John Crook, aged 69 years. - Death of Mr. William Wogan, aged 54 years. - Opening of the New Council Offices at Hindley.
Sept. 5. -  Pemberton Old Band win second prize at a Brass Band Contest at Belle Vue.
Sept. 7. -  Wigan Harmonic Male Voice Choir give a Concert in the Drill Hall. - New Town Hall Scheme adopted by the Wigan County Borough Council. - Marriage of Miss Madge Ellis and Mr. A.E. Fair. - Wigan and District Private Traders' Pic-nic to Blackpool.
Sept. 10. -  Canine Show at Ashton.
Sept. 12. -  Death of Alderman A. G. Leigh, Chorley, formerly of Ashton, aged 58 years.
Sept. 14. -  Horse and Cattle Fair at Hindley.
Sept. 15. -  Wigan Water Polo Team beaten by Hyde Seal in the final for the National Championship.
Sept. 18. -  Commencement of a great Wesleyan Mission in Wigan.
Sept. 28. -  Wigan Water Supply restricted owing to the drought. - Mr. G. H. Mockler appointed Organising Inspector to the Wigan Education Authority.
Sept. 29. -  Colonel Cody, "Buffalo Bill," and his Wild West Exhibition at Pemberton.
Sept. 30. -  Death of Mr. John McClure, J.P., in his 73rd year.
Oct. 1. -  Death of Mr. Wm. Meadows, of Pemberton, in his 84th year. - Serious fire at Salter & Salter's Boot Warehouse, Market Place.
Oct. 3. -  Public Meeting in Wigan in connection with the Liverpool Church Congress.
Oct. 5. -  Meeting of the Wigan and District Building and Trades Federation at Hope street Schools. - Sale of Work at the Young Women's Christian Association. - Wigan Elementary Schools Swimming Gala at the Wigan Baths.
Oct. 12. -  Baptist Bazaar in the Drill Hall.
Oct. 13. -  Wigan Water Polo Team defeated by Hyde Seal in the final for the Northern Counties Challenge Cup.
Oct. 15. -  Presentation to Mr. A. H. Leech, J.P., at Westhoughton.
Oct. 16. -  Parade of Catholic Young Men's Societies in Wigan.
Oct. 18. -  Opening of new Waterworks at Pemberton. - Conclusion of inquest Shropshire Motor Car Collision. Verdict, "Accidental Death."
Oct. 19. -  Presentation to Mr. James Marsden, J.P., Wigan, on completing fifty years' connection with Messrs. Coop and Co., Limited, clothing manufacturers, Wigan.
Oct. 20. -  Platt Bridge Free Church Council Meetings.
Oct. 21. -  Opening of the Wigan and Ashton Electric Tramway.
Oct. 22. -  Rechabite Jubilee Celebrations at Pemberton. - Celebration of the coming of age of Mr. Tom Airey, son of Mr. George Airey, Victoria Brewery, Wigan.
Oct. 24. -  The Mayor and Mayoress (Mr. Alderman and Mrs. C. B. Holmes) gave an "At Home" at the Municipal Buildings, Wigan. - Wigan and District Philharmonic Society Concert in the Drill Hall. - First visit of Miss Ada Crossley. - Half-yearly meeting of the Wigan Cricket Club.
Oct. 27. -  Liberal Meeting at Standish.
Oct. 29. -  Wigan and District Teachers' Association "At Home." - Presentation to Mr. James Marsden, J.P., by the Churches of Christ in the Wigan District.
Oct. 30. -  Rev. R. G. Matthew, Rector of Wigan, appointed Honorary Canon of Liverpool Diocese.
Nov. 1. -  First Municipal Elections in the extended borough of Wigan. - Contests in eight of the fourteen wards. - Mr. A. E. Johnson, J.P. (Abram Collieries), elected president of the Lancashire and Cheshire Coal Association.
Nov. 2. -  Wigan County Borough Council: Increase of the Electrical Engineer's salary. - Opening of the new Abram Council Offices.
Nov. 3. -  Passive Resisters summoned at Wigan Borough Police Court. - Pemberton Technical Classes Prize Distribution. - Meeting at the Central Hall, Wigan, on behalf of Irish Church Missions.
Nov. 7. -  Final Meeting of the Pemberton District Council.
Nov. 9. -  First Annual Meeting of the Wigan County Borough Council under the Enlargement Scheme. - Mr. Wm. Sharrock appointed Mayor. - Annual Festival of the Wigan and District Choral Association at the Wigan Parish Church.
Nov. 10. -  Lord Gerard, only son of the late Lord Gerard, attains his majority.
Nov. 11. -  Serious Fire at Trencherfield Mill, Wigan. - Local Government Enquiry at Hindley into application of Hindley Council for power to borrow £700 for hospital purposes.
Nov. 12. -  First case from Pemberton heard at Borough Police Court under Extension Scheme. - Presentation to Mr. T. Arthur, Chief of the Railway Staff at Springs Branch, on his retirement from the service. - Opening of a new Organ at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Lamberhead Green.
Nov. 13. -  The new Mayor (Mr. W. Sharrock) visits the Parish Church in the morning, and the Primitive Methodist Church, Lamberhead Green, at night. - Railway Servants' Meeting at Ince Public Hall.
Nov. 14. -  Interment of Sergeant W. Allen, of the Wigan Detachment of the 1st V.B.M.R.
Nov. 15. -  Inaugural Address to the Royal Statistical Society by the President, Sir F. S. Powell, Bart., M.P.
Nov. 16. -  First Meeting of the Wigan Educational Committee under the Amalgamation Scheme. - Local Government Inquiry in Wigan into the application of the Wigan Corporation for sanction to borrow £13,414 for the provision of working class dwellings on a site in Spring Gardens and Frog Lane. - Presentation to Father Dowley by the Wigan Gaelic League. - Madame Albani, the celebrated prima donna, sang for the first time in Wigan at a concert in the Drill Hall.
Nov. 17. -  Local Government Inquiry at Ashton into the application of the Ashton Council for power to borrow £6,900 for the purpose of the gas undertaking.
Nov. 23. -  Wigan Parish Church Bazaar in the Drill Hall. - Meeting of the General Purposes Committee to consider the position of the unemployed in the town. - Prize Distribution at Hindley Technical School. - Public Meeting in St. Andrew Ward, Wigan, in connection with the Wigan and District Women's Liberal Association.
Nov. 24. -  Mr. George Dickson appointed Borough Treasurer of Wigan. - Mr. Alfred Hewlett, Haigh Cottage, Wigan, fined at Church Stretton for furiously driving a motor car.
Nov. 25. -  Mr. H. Milligan (Borough Coroner) held his first inquest in Pemberton.
Nov. 29. -  Conference of members of the Corporation and the Board of Guardians on the unemployed. Suggested public works in Wigan. - Public Meeting in Ince Town Hall on behalf of the candidature of Mr. S. Walsh, Labour Candidate for the Ince Division.
Nov. 30. -  Protestant Demonstration in Hope Assembly Hall. - Prize Distribution in connection with Higher Ince Education Classes.
Dec. 1. -  Mr. Henry Moorfield elected a Councillor for Central Pemberton Ward.
Dec. 3. -  Presentation to Councillor P. Partington at Pemberton.
Dec. 6. -  Annual Dinner of the Wigan and District Master Builders' Association. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Free Church Council.
Dec. 7. -  Wigan County Borough Council resolve that the Pleasure Fairs be discontinued. - Presentation to Mr. H. S. Woodcock, J.P., in recognition of his care for the welfare of the Wigan Savings Bank during 26 years as honorary treasurer.
Dec. 8. -  Drink Licence to the Royal Court Theatre renewed.
Dec. 9. -  Wigan Water Supply restrictions removed. - Pathetic Suicide of a Mill Girl at Pemberton. - Presentation to Mr. H. Darbyshire, late Manager of Duxbury Park Colliery. - Presentation to Mr. H. Patchett, mill manager at May Mills, Pemberton.
Dec. 12. -  Performance of "Merrie England," by the Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society. - Sale of Passive Resisters' goods in Wigan.
Dec. 13. -  Presentation to Mr. T. Southworth, Chairman of the Hindley Council, in recognition of his long public services.
Dec. 14. -  Prize Distribution at Ashton Grammar School.
Dec. 15. -  Adjourned Inquest on the Hindley Burning Case. - Public Meeting at Lower Ince; A Recreation Ground wanted.
Dec. 16. -  Presentation to Mr. Henry Rawcliffe, on his 80th birthday, by officials and employés of the Haigh Brewery.
Dec. 21. -  Annual Meeting of Hospital Sunday and Saturday Fund.
Dec. 25. -  Rev. A. H. Crowfoot, curate, commenced his duties at Wigan Parish Church.
Dec. 28. -  Lord Gerard's Coming of Age celebrated at Garswood Hall. - Performance of "Elijah" at the Drill Hall by the Wigan and District Philharmonic Society.


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