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Wigan Coal & Iron Co.


wigan coal and iron co.
Photo: Allan Hughes
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Item #: 23626
The steel works, Wigan Coal and Iron Co Ltd, I don’t know what they are doing but it looks a mess in there! Photo by Millard of Wigan, date approx 1904 – 1906.

Comment by: JohnB on 23rd June 2013 at 17:30

Don't know how true this is but I remember being told, at school, that this company was the largest of its type in Europe at one time.

Comment by: AP on 23rd June 2013 at 23:02

Largest joint stock company in the world, excepting for the large railway conglomerates, according to a book I have.

Comment by: Gerald on 25th June 2013 at 09:49

No wonder the Germans tried to bomb it in the first world war.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 25th June 2013 at 11:06

Looks as if it could be bar iron stocks ready for further processing.The actual Top Place site was the third biggest in Europe at one time behind Barrow, and a German works.

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