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Greenough Street, Wigan

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Independent Methodist Church, Greenough Street
Photo: Adrian Roxburgh
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Item #: 32281
Plate from 1930 Centenery book. Photos of Thomas Worthington, Richard Lee, notable leaders of the Church (circa1874).

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 13th May 2020 at 17:32

Thomas Worthington (1851-1918)came to the church from Lamberhead Green when in mature manhood; already prominent as a minister, leader and connexional officer.He was a visionary, a stirring orator,and a forceful personality. His name was a household word in the town and district for he was prominent in civic ansd social service. - from the Centenary history book 1930.

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 13th May 2020 at 17:35

Richard Lee came to the church on his removal into the town and served the church, circuit and connexion; and in 1898 led in establishing the cause at Kendal Street, Wigan, with which church he remained throughout his life. Excert from Centenery History book 1930.

Comment by: Donald Underwood on 14th May 2020 at 13:59

Older Wiganers will remember Dickie Lee's restaurant on Market Street.I have just caught the smell of the meat pies in my nostrils

Comment by: Adrian Roxburgh on 15th May 2020 at 11:48

My Grandfather John met his future wife Florence Bond while she was working in a pie shop in Wigan. None of this modern internet dating for them.. !!

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