Wigan Coal & Iron Co.4 Comments
Photo: Allan Hughes
Item #: 23626
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.
Largest joint stock company in the world, excepting for the large railway conglomerates, according to a book I have.
No wonder the Germans tried to bomb it in the first world war.
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.