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Local Chronology, 1925.
1924.
Dec. 20. -  Report in "Observer" as to lapsing of Licence of Dicconson Arms Hotel, Wigan.
Dec. 30. -  Death of Mrs. Sarah Dawber at Shevington, aged 82 years.
1925.
Jan. 1. -  The Hon. R. C. Lindsay and Col. H. C. Darlington in New Year Honours List.
Jan. 3. -  Decision of Board of Education on Pemberton School Question.
Jan. 5. -  Dr. C. R. Shepherd, senior honorary consulting surgeon at Wigan Infirmary, died at Ross-on-Wye.
Jan. 7. -  Mr. G. R. Newman, 44 years headmaster of St. Michael and All Angels' Schools, Wigan, died, aged 64 years. - Wigan Council Meeting: Discussion relating to Corporation Contractors and Trade Union employes.
Jan. 13. -  League of Nations Celebration in Wigan. - Visit of the Right Hon. G. N. Barnes.
Jan. 17. -  Announcement of 500 Legacy to Wigan Infirmary by the late Mrs. M. B. Leach.
Jan. 18. -  Death of Mr. George H. Sowter, forge manager, aged 74 years.
Jan. 23. -  Visit of Cape Town University Students to Abram Collieries and Wigan Engineering Works.
Jan. 26. -  Annual Meeting in Wigan of Lancashire Council of Meat Traders. - Death of Mr. W. W. J. Anderson, Chief Committee Clerk to Wigan Corporation, aged 39 years.
Jan. 27. -  Ministry of Health Inquiry in Wigan into the application of the Corporation for sanction to borrow 35,409 for purchase of land and erection of baths thereon at Pemberton.
Feb. 2. -  Presentation to Mr. James Taberner in celebration of having completed 50 years' service at Wigan County Court.
Feb. 3. -  Spinning Mill, Weaving Sheds, Machinery, etc., of Bradley Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Standish, sold by auction for 57,000.
Feb. 4. -  Wigan Borough Annual Brewster Sessions.
Feb. 5. -  Wigan County Annual Brewster Sessions.
Feb. 14. -  Report of Board of Education on Pemberton Day School Inquiry.
Feb. 16. -  The Wigan Amateur Grand Opera Society's performances of "Carmen" at the Royal Court Theatre.
Feb. 18. -  Wigan Council Meeting: Superannuation Scheme for Corporation Employes described.
Feb. 22. -  Blshop of Liverpool dedicated new Choir Stalls and Vestry at St. George's Church, Wigan.
Feb. 26. -  Opening of New Operating Theatre at Wigan Infirmary. - Wigan War Memorial: Faculty approved by Consistory Court. - Death of Mr. Charles Appleton, solicitor, in his 81st year. - First of Mid-day Services for business men at Wigan Parish Church.
Mar. 3. -  Conference of National British Women's Temperance Association in Wigan.
Mar. 6. -  County Council Elections.
Mar. 7. -  Death of Sir Thomas R. Ratcliffe-Ellis, in his 83rd year. - Death of Mr. Walter Wood, High Bailiff of Wigan County Court, in his 83rd year.
Mar. 11. -  Annual Meeting in Wigan of the Lancashire Parish Register Society.
Mar. 14. -  First day of Wigan United Shops' Display and Civic Week.
Mar. 17. -  Budget Statement at Wigan Town Council Meeting.
Mar. 18. -  Corporation visit to Manchester University.
Mar. 25. -  Prize Distribution at Wigan Mining and Technical College: Welcome to the new principal.
Mar. 29. -  Unveiling of Memorial Tablet to the late Mr. Jonathan Anders, in Primitive Methodist Church, Station Road.
April 10. -  Death of Rev. C. J. Buckmaster, M.A., for 37 years vicar of Hindley, in his 76th year.
April 11. -  Announcement of the appointment of Mr. W. Greaves-Lord, K.C., M.P., to be Recorder of Manchester. - Death of Alderman Edward Dickinson, J.P., aged 58 years.
April 15. -  Marriage of Mr. Maxwell Fyfe and Miss Sylvia Margaret Harrison.
April 20. -  Performance at Royal Court Theatre by Wigan and District Dramatic Society: "Are You a Mason ?" and "The Thirteenth Chair."
April 23. -  Miss Helen Grace Whitton, B.A., appointed Chairman of Orrell District Council, being the first lady in the Wigan Union to occupy such a position.
April 29. -  Exhibition of early Lancashire printed books opened at Wigan Central Public Library.
May 2. -  Lancashire Authors' Association Meeting in Wigan. - Publication in "Observer" of Miss Sarah Dawber's Will.
May 3. -  Concerts in Mesnes Park by Besses o'th' Barn Band.
May 6. -  Wigan Town Council Discussion on Bottling Wood Housing Site.
May 7. -  Official opening of new Railless Trolley System, Martland Mill Bridge Route. - Death of Lord Leverhulme, aged 73 years.
May 8. -  Death at Birkdale of Dr. Joseph Kirk, formerly of Hindley, aged 81 years. - Wigan Market Tenants' Shopping Week opens.
May 9. -  Dead body of Edith Horrocks Wilkinson (27), barmaid, found in a wood at Gathurst.
May 16. -  Reports of Closing of local Collieries. - Re-interment in Parish Churchyard of remains of long buried dead disturbed in excavating foundation for Wigan War Memorial. - Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society's visit to Wigan.
May 19. -  James Winstanley, collier, 588, Warrington Road, Goose Green, committed for trial at Chorley Police Court on charge of wilful murder of Edith Horrocks Wilkinson.
May 22. -  St. Hilda's Colliery Band paid first visit to Wigan.
May 24. -  Empire Day: Mayor attends Church in State.
May 27. -  Visit to Wigan of Association of Assistant Librarians, North Western Division.
May 30. -  Territorials leave for Camp at Ripon.
June 1. -  Wigan Catholic Whitsuntide Procession.
June 2. -  Posting Letter Boxes begin on Wigan Tramcars. - The 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment recruiting march to Wigan.
June 4. -  Death of Mr. Edward Knowles, Ince, aged 84 years.
June 5. -  Death of Mr. Robert Taylor Ashton, Park Road, Wigan, aged 57 years.
June 14. -  Mr. John Wheatley, M.P., ex-Minister of Health, addressed Labour Demonstration in Wigan.
June 15. -  Military funeral of Lance Corporal Tom Shambley, Wigan Territorial, killed in Camp at Ripon, by a limber attached to a pair of horses which bolted.
June 17. -  Tradesmen's General Holiday: Wigan Chamber of Trade Trip to Port Sunlight.
June 19. -  James Winstanley (29), miner, Goose Green, sentenced to death at Lancaster Assizes for Wilful Murder at Shevington of Edith Horrocks Wilkinson (27), barmaid, employed at Shakespeare Hotel, Wigan.
June 21. -  Unveiling Memorials to the late Mr. J. Boggis. - First Civic Sunday in Orrell. - Coming of age of Miss Joyce Bankes, only daughter of Mr. G. H. Bankes, J.P., and Mrs. Bankes, of Winstanley Hall.
June 24. -  Annual meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge (West Lancashire Freemasons) at Queen's Hall, Wigan. - Seaforth Highlanders' Band in Mesnes Park. - Coming of age celebrations at Winstanley Hall.
July 1. -  Announcement at Town Council Meeting that Mr. William Rimmer, of Southport, had presented his collection of old musical instruments to Wigan.
July 6. -  Wigan Post Office Opens until 8 p.m., after closing at 7 p.m. since War time.
July 10. -  Royal Marines Band in Mesnes Park.
July 15. -  Unveiling and dedication of "Great War Cross" in Wigan Cemetery.
July 18. -  Hindley and District Agricultural Society's Annual Show.
July 20. -  Death of Mr. Arthur Bertram Brown, clothing manufacturer, aged 57 years. - Death of Mr. J. H. Pinder, veteran railway pioneer, in his 86th year. - Hearing of Appeal of James Winstanley against sentence of death at Lancaster Assizes.
July 22. -  Gordon Highlanders' Band give two concerts in Mesnes Park.
July 24. -  Moot Hall Buildings sold for 25,000.
July 25. -  Mining Crisis: Mass Meeting on Wigan Market Square.
July 26. -  United Service of Prayer on Market Square in connection with Mining Crisis.
July 30. -  Wigan Corporation decision as to proposed road from Liverpool to Manchester. - Besses o'th' Barn Band in Mesnes Park.
Aug. 3. -  American (Illinois A.C.) Athletes at Wigan County Police Sports.
Aug. 4. -  Death of Mr. James Whatmough, late headmaster of St. Mark's Boys School, in his 60th year.
Aug. 5. -  Execution of James Winstanley at Walton Gaol. - Wigan Town Council discuss question of new departmental offices.
Aug. 6. -  Inquest on man and woman found dead in a tank at the Sewage Farm: Verdict, "Found drowned."
Aug. 8. -  Haigh Foal Society's Successful Exhibition. - Death of Bishop J. P. Hodgkinson, Christ Church, Millgate, aged 47 years.
Aug. 14. -  Death of Mr. John H. Prescott, former road contractor, aged 77 years.
Aug. 15. -  J. P. Taylor, Wigan Swimming Club, won the Mersey Mile Championship in Crosby Channel for second year in succession. - Death of Mr. Wm. Mayall Milnes, Corporation Tramways Manager, aged 42 years.
Aug. 19. -  Death of "Ajax" (John Robinson), one time Champion Weight Lifter of the World, aged 62 years.
Aug. 22. -  American Visitors at Wigan Library.
Aug. 27. -  Old Well discovered in Wallgate.
Aug. 28. -  Death of Rev. Canon Roland G. Matthew, former Rector of Wigan, in his 74th year.
Sept. 2. -  Wigan Council: Reference to Recreation facilities in the Borough.
Sept. 6. -  Unveiling and Dedication of Aspull and Haigh War Memorial.
Sept. 13. -  Foundation stone laying of St. Oswald's new Church, Ashton.
Sept. 16. -  Sir Robert Blair at Mining College Annual Prize Distribution.
Sept. 23. -  The members of the Coal Commission visited Wigan district.
Sept. 25. -  Confectioners' Associations Conference in Wigan.
Sept. 28. -  First visit to Wigan of Mr. A. J. Cook, general secretary of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain.
Sept. 30. -  Death of Mr. Joseph Wright, former Wigan clothier, aged 85 years. - International Rugby Football match, England v. Wales, at Wigan.
Oct. 2. -  Address at the Mining College by Mr. E. J. Foley, C.B., Parmanent Assistant Under-Secretary of the Government Mines Department.
Oct. 5. -  Lord Crawford opened exhibition in connection with Health and Baby Week. - Mr. John Wheatley, M.P., ex-Minister of Health, addressed meetings at Ince and Ashton.
Oct. 7. -  Mr. John Wheatley, M.P., addressed meetings at Wigan and Pemberton.
Oct. 10. -  Bishop of Liverpool Consecrates additional ground at Hindley Cemetery.
Oct. 11. -  Memorial to Alderman John McQuaid in Wigan Cemetery unveiled by T. P. O'Connor, M.P.
Oct. 15. -  Mr. C. A. Hopkins appointed Tramways Manager in succession to the late Mr. W. M. Milnes.
Oct. 17. -  Unveiling of Wigan War Memorial by General the Hon. Sir Herbert Alexander Lawrence.
Oct. 19. -  Death of the Rev. John Goggin, Presbyterian Minister, aged 86 years.
Oct. 25. -  Mayor's State visit to St. Michael's Church.
Oct. 27. -  Meeting in Wigan of South West Lancashire Federation of Free Church Councils.
Oct. 28. -  Meeting in Wigan of Lancashire and Cheshire Counties' Ironmongers' Federation.
Oct. 29. -  Canon W. T. Elliott's address at first Ladies' Night celebration of Wigan Rotary Club.
Oct. 30. -  Death of Mr. W. S. Kinch, J.P., in his 89th year. - Record meeting of Wigan Town Council: Business over in ten minutes.
Nov. 2. -  Municipal Elections: Conservatives lose five seats.
Nov. 5. -  Opening of Missionary Exhibition and Pageant in the Drill Hall, in aid of the funds of the London Missionary Society.
Nov. 6. -  Alderman John Cheetham and Alderman Albert Edward Baucher admitted honorary freemen of the Borough in recognition of their long public services.
Nov. 7. -  Floods in Wigan and District.
Nov. 8. -  Annual demonstration of Catholic Young Men's Societies. - Armistice Sunday Services in Wigan and District.
Nov. 9. -  Councillor John McCurdy elected Mayor of Wigan.
Nov. 11. -  Solemn observance of Armistice Day in Wigan and district.
Nov. 12. -  Bishop of Warrington consecrates new section of Church of England portion of Ince Cemetery.
Nov. 15. -  Newly-appointed Mayor (Councillor John McCurdy) paid State Visit to St. Mary's Church, Standishgate.
Nov. 20. -  News received in Wigan, with great regret, of the death of Queen Alexandra.
Nov. 25. -  Wigan Church Schools' Bazaar in the Drill Hall.
Nov. 27. -  Memorial Service at Wigan Parish Church at the same time as the funeral service of Queen Alexandra in London.
Dec. 2. -  Wigan Council adopt proposal that Houses on Bottling Wood site be built by direct labour.
Dec. 4. -  Wigan Free Church Council Annual Meeting.
Dec. 9. -  Marriage of Lord Balniel, M.P., and Miss Mary Katherine Cavendish.
Dec. 14. -  Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society's performances of "The Gondoliers" and "The Dancing Mistress."
Dec. 15. -  Death of Dr. J. G. Nolan, Deputy Borough Police Surgeon, aged 31 years.
Dec. 19. -  Unveiling of oak tablet and picture in memory of late Mr. D. T. S. Robertson, B.Sc., headmaster, in Beech Hill Council School.


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