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Local Chronology, 1922.
1921.
Dec. 21. -  Article in "Observer" on an 18th Century Wigan Art Lover. - Death of Mr. W. A. McClure, retired Bank Manager, aged 69 years.
Dec. 25. -  Tragedy at Ashton-in-Makerfield.
1922.
Jan. 1. -  New Year Tragedy in Hardybutts.
Jan. 5. -  Rev. C. C. Thicknesse instituted Rector of Wigan.
Jan. 7. -  Induction Service at Tunley Chapel, Mossy Lea.
Jan. 10. -  Death of Mr. Richard Rigby, Appley Bridge, aged 60 years.
Jan. 11. -  Twenty-second Annual Ploughing Match of Haigh, Aspull and Blackrod Ploughing Society.
Jan. 19. -  Association Football rally in Queen's Hall: address by Mr. J. A. H. Catton ("Athletic News").
Jan. 25. -  Death of Mr. James Scott, builder, aged 81 years. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Chamber of Trade.
Jan. 31. -  Death of Councillor John I'Anson Cartwright, J.P., aged 59 years. - South West Lancashire Congregational Union Conference in Wigan. - Death of Mr. Thomas Witter (Appley Bridge), aged 73 years.
Feb. 1. -  Death of Councillor M. Carmody, aged 53 years. - Wigan. Boro' Brewster Sessions. - Death of Mr. John Scarisbrick Walker, ironmaster, in his 80th year.
Feb. 2. -  Meeting in connection with the proposed War Memorial for Wigan.
Feb. 4. -  Mr. Robert Alstead adopted prospective Liberal candidate for Altrincham Division.
Feb. 11. -  Wigan and District Poultry Society's Annual Shows.
Feb. 12. -  The Mayor (Councillor F. J. Pagett) opened a Parochial Hall in connection with St. Joseph's Church, as a War Memorial.
Feb. 13. -  Death of Mr. Henry Hill, formerly overseer at the "Observer" Office, aged 83 years.
Feb. 15. -  Lord Burnham's address at Wigan Mining and Technical College.
Feb. 18. -  Death of Sir John David McClure, aged 62 years.
Feb. 21. -  Death of Mr. John Prestt (O. and G. Rushton, Ltd.), aged 59 years.
Feb. 22. -  Second of season's Concerts of Wigan and District Philharmonic Society.
Feb. 23. -  Annual Meeting of Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society.
Feb. 25. -  Presentation to Mayor of Wigan (Councillor F. J. Pagett), in connection with the National Catholic Benefit and Thrift Society.
Feb. 26. -  Footballers' Service at St. Paul's P.S.A.
Feb. 28. -  Revival of Empire Ball, celebrating the marriage of Princess Mary. - Serious charges against Wigan youths at Borough Police Court.
Mar. 6. -  Pit Shaft Accident at Ince; two men killed.
Mar. 8. -  Death of Dr. James Dobb, Medical Officer of Health for Golborne, aged 65 years. - Death of Mr. Thomas Ainscough, late of Hindley, aged 75 years. - Death of Mr. A. H. Hubbert, late of Wigan and Parbold, aged 55 years.
Mar. 9. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Ashton, J.P. (the last surviving Freeman of the Borough), aged 63 years.
Mar. 15. -  Chimney at Corporation Pumping Station, Boar's Head, felled. - Jubilee celebration of grocery firm of William Latimer.
Mar. 20. -  First prosecutions in Wigan in connection with progressive whist competitions.
Mar. 21. -  Housing Conference in Wigan.
Mar. 23. -  Mayor of Wigan opens a Russian Famine Fund.
Mar. 24. -  Bishop of Manchester elected President of Wigan Education Society.
Mar. 26. -  Summer time commenced.
Mar. 27. -  Annual Meeting, Wigan Branch of League of Nations Union.
Mar. 28. -  Serious fire at Mountain Mine, Pimbo Lane. - Annual Meeting of Wigan After Care Committee.
April 1. -  Announcement of death of Mr. C. R. Leach, former Wigan Solicitor, aged 72 years. - Annual Meeting Wigan and Districts Miners' Permanent Relief Society.
April 3. -  Polling for local Guardians and District Councillors. - Wigan Rate reduction of 6d. in the .
April 6. -  Mr. William Gorman adopted prospective Liberal candidate for Royton Division. - Wigan Town Rate came into operation.
April 7. -  Presentation of War Medals to local V.A.D. Nurses. - British Legion Meeting in Queen's Hall.
April 8. -  Report of retirement of Mr. Peter Gorton, from position of Manager of Bryn Hall Collieries.
April 10. -  Annual Meeting Wigan District Council of Catholic Young Men's Societies.
April 11. -  Death of Colonel James Douglas Murray, V.D., aged 78 years.
April 12. -  Death of Dr. E. J. Neville, aged 58 years. - Mass Meeting in connection with the engineering stoppage.
April 15. -  Report Lord Crawford invited to be a member of the Cabinet.
April 18. -  Death of Mr. William Wall, of the "Wigan Observer" in his 69th year.
April 20. -  Presentation to Canon Forrest, Pemberton, on retirement.
April 24. -  Performances of Amateur Dramatic Society at Royal Court Theatre.
April 26. -  Death of Mr. Sydney Hill, journalist, aged 51 years.
April 29. -  49th Annual General Meeting of Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society.
April 30. -  Death of Mr. Paul Partington, aged 72 years.
May 2. -  Death of Mr. William Ashton, antique dealer and bookseller, aged 73 years.
May 4. -  Death of Mr. John Christopher, Whelley, aged 71 years. - Death of the Rev. W. H. Skene, aged 50 years. - Commemorative stone fixed on old site of Mab's Cross.
May 8. -  Wigan Infirmary Bowling Handicap opens.
May 10. -  Performance of Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise" in Wigan Parish Church.
May 11. -  Archdeacon Spooner's visitation to Wigan Parish Church.
May 14. -  Labour May Day Demonstration in Wigan.
May 15. -  Farewell presentation to Rev. W. N. Carter, at Hindley. - Shopping Week Wigan Market tenants.
May 16. -  Empire Ball Fund, cheque for 226 handed to the Infirmary. - Death of Mr. John Garton, famous plant breeder.
May 18. -  American soldier buried at Ince.
May 19. -  Serious financial position discussed at meeting of Wigan Board of Guardians.
May 20. -  Earl of Crawford opened Southport Spring Art Exhibition.
May 23. -  Death of Mr. W. T. Hunter, Parbold, in his 61st year. - Golden Jubilee of Wigan Rowing Club.
May 24. -  Boxing match, Shea and Cox, at the Drill Hall.
May 27. -  Meeting in Wigan of Lancashire Council of NationaI Union of Women Teachers.
May 28. -  Death of Mr. Charles W. Davies, theatrical manager, aged 56 years. - Territorial Church Parade.
June 2. -  Coming of age of Lord Balniel: Four days' celebrations at Haigh begin. - Presentations to Mr. W. E. Price on his appointment as clerk to the Hampstead County Justices.
June 3. -  Wigan County Police Sports. - Wigan Territorials depart for camp at Tidworth Pennings, near Andover.
June 7. -  Wigan Council: Discussion on the dairy portion of Hoscar farm: Report on new Borough Coat of Arms.
June 13. -  Engineering Dispute settled.
June 14. -  Wigan Tradesmen's Holiday.
June 15. -  Presentation to Mr. Robert Green on retiring as secretary of the Wigan Permanent Benefit Building Society.
June 17. -  Article descriptive of new Boro' Coat of Arms in "Observer." - Special General Meeting of Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society.
June 21. -  Death of Mrs. Barnish, widow of Dr. W. C. Barnish, aged 78 years.
June 22. -  Further sale by auction of portions of Standish Estate.
June 26. -  Final Infirmary Bowling Handicap.
June 27. -  Annual Meeting Infirmary Governors. - Lawsuit Heaton v. Bell, at Liverpool Assizes.
June 28. -  Annual Meeting Wigan Football Club, Ltd. - Lancashire and Cheshire Boot Traders' Conference in Wigan. - Garden Party at Wigan Infirmary.
July 1. -  Mr. W. H. Tyrer (Town Clerk) receives LL.B. degree at Liverpool University.
July 3. -  Death of Miss Isabella Chalmers Spence, aged 78.
July 5. -  Opening of Municipal Bowling Greens and Tennis Courts at Great Acre, Whelley.
July 11. -  Mayor's Treat to deserving school children of the town.
July 17. -  Wigan Holiday Week.
July 20. -  First Meeting of Wigan, Chorley and District War Pensions Committee.
July 22. -  Article in "Observer" on impending departure of Mr. R. A. Moss, A.R.C.O., to America. - Strike of Printers on wage question.
July 26. -  Opening of new Bowling Green, Walmsley Park, Ince.
July 28. -  Borough Quarter Sessions fixed but not held - no business.
July 29. -  "Observer" not published this week owing to printers' strike.
July 31. -  First Annual Meeting Wigan Boro' A.F.C., Ltd.
Aug. 1. -  Government Inquiry at Orrell respecting new Water Supply.
Aug. 2. -  Local Government Inquiry in Wigan with regard to cost of adaptation of new Municipal Offices.
Aug. 4. -  Death of Mr. W. H. Platt, plumber, Wigan, aged 70 years.
Aug. 5. -  Haigh, Aspull, and Blackrod Foal Show.
Aug. 7. -  Bank Holiday, Raining nearly all day.
Aug. 12. -  "No more War" demonstration in Wigan.
Aug. 16. -  Billinge and Winstanley Foal Show.
Aug. 17. -  Terms of settlement announced in Printers' Strike.
Aug. 19. -  "Wigan Observer" resumes publication. - League of Nations Garden Party in Rectory Grounds. - Second Annual Show of Hindley and District Agricultural Society.
Aug. 26. -  Report of Annual Meeting of Wigan and District Dramatic Society.
Aug. 31. -  Corporation General Purposes Committee discuss reconstruction of Aspull Tramways.
Sept. 1. -  Floods in the Wigan district. House at Hindley wrecked by flooding of Borsdane Brook.
Sept. 3. -  Death of Dr. Joseph Carroll, aged 62 years.
Sept. 4. -  "Keep to the left" movement in operation in Wigan.
Sept. 5. -  Mr. Robert Smillie and Mr. James C. Welsh address Labour Meeting in Wigan.
Sept. 6. -  Lancashire County Cricketers at Platt Bridge.
Sept. 7. -  Mr. J. T. Brownlie, president of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, addressed meeting in Wigan.
Sept. 8. -  Celebrations at Balcarres House, of the coming of age of Lord Balniel.
Sept. 16. -  Death of Dr. A. K. Brayton, a native of Hindley, aged 42 years. - Celebration of Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Oates Rushton.
Sept. 17. -  Dedication of Memorial Chapel, St. James's, Orrell.
Sept. 19. -  Wigan Council decision to abolish Direct Rating.
Sept. 23. -  Musical Eisteddfod at Queen's Hall.
Sept. 30. -  Portrait and Sketch in "Observer" of Miss Marie Ault, the Wigan-born actress. - Independent Methodist Convention in Wigan.
Oct. 2. -  First of this season's series of Wigan Subscription Concerts. - Football Match - Newcastle United and Cardiff City, at Springfield Park, in aid of Whitehaven Pit disaster fund.
Oct. 4. -  Wigan Council decision to discontinue Dairy at Hoscar Farm.
Oct. 6. -  Water divining at Wrightington.
Oct. 7. -  Opening of Pavilion at Great Acre Recreation Grounds.
Oct. 8. -  End of Summer Time.
Oct. 10. -  Sir Thomas R. Ratcliffe-Ellis elected president of Manchester Geological and Mining Society.
Oct. 13. -  Visit of Sir Adam Nimmo, K.B.E., to Wigan Mining and Technical College.
Oct. 14. -  Jubilee Celebrations Mount Zion Independent Methodist Church.
Oct. 17. -  Presentation to the Mayor and Mayoress (Councillor F. J. and Mrs. Pagett) by Market Tenants' Association.
Oct. 18. -  Unveiling of Memorial to George Formby in Warrington Cemetery.
Oct. 21. -  Opening of Church Army Crusade in Wigan.
Oct. 23. -  Bittern Shot at Pearson's Flash.
Oct. 25. -  Death of Sir William P. Hartley, of Birkdale.
Oct. 30. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Bullough, Hindley, in his 72nd year. - Death of Mr. Roger Crompton, aged 57 years. - Wigan Town Council and the Closing of Rylands' Lobby.
Oct. 31. -  Meeting of Wigan War Memorial Committee.
Nov. 1. -  Municipal Elections: Conservatives gain two seats.
Nov. 4. -  Unveiling of Hindley War Memorial. - Bishop Temple's Presidential address to Wigan Education Society.
Nov. 9. -  Councillor J. M. Ainscough elected Mayor of Wigan.
Nov. 11. -  Impressive Armistice observance in Wigan.
Nov. 12. -  Annual Conference of Wigan District Council of C.Y.M.S.
Nov. 13. -  Death of Mr. John Breese, weavers' secretary, aged 64 years.
Nov. 15. -  Wigan Parliamentary Election result: J. Allen Parkinson (Lab.), 20,079, A. E. Baucher (C.), 15,436. - Ince Division: Stephen Walsh (Lab.), 17,332, E. L. Flemming (C.), 8,257.
Nov. 16. -  Councillor H. Farr appointed Chairman of Wigan Education Committee.
Nov. 20. -  Diamond Jubilee of Messrs. J. Peterkin, Limited, grocers.
Nov. 22. -  Death of Mr. A. G. E. Phillips, former Librarian at Haigh Hall.
Nov. 29. -  Rugby Football Match - Wigan v. Leigh, at Leigh, in aid of Whitehaven disaster fund.
Dec. 1. -  Death of Mr. George Wood, carriage proprietor, in his 70th year.
Dec. 2. -  Announcement of retirement of Mr. J. Anders, Wigan Police Court Missioner.
Dec. 4. -  Death of Mrs. Hannah Brooks, of Pemberton, aged 94 years.
Dec. 5. -  Princess Helena Victoria opened Y.M.C.A. building in Wigan.
Dec. 6. -  Wigan Cricket Club Fun-Fair and Sale.
Dec. 7. -  Wigan Infirmary Hospital Sunday and Saturday Funds Annual Meeting.
Dec. 11. -  Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society's performances: "The Rose of Persia" and "The Beauty Stone."
Dec. 13. -  Sapellnikoff at third Wigan Subscription Concert. - Public Meeting as to diversion of Rylands' Lobby.
Dec. 14. -  Visit to Wigan of Rev. S. Chadwick, President National Council of the Evangelical Free Church.
Dec. 16. -  Announcement of death in Baluchistan of Mr. Richard Calland, colliery manager.
Dec. 18. -  Death of Alderman James O'Donahue, aged 50 years.


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