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Andrew Carnegie in Wigan


Andrew Carnegie 1909
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Item #: 19985
Photograph of Andrew Carnegie on the steps of what was then Wigan Mining and Technical College. With Mayor Sam Wood, after being presentsed with the FREEDOM OF WIGAN, May 1909

Comment by: Maggie on 20th February 2012 at 15:13

Splendid photograph - everyone has made an effort

Comment by: tricia on 20th February 2012 at 19:06

I bet he is turning in his grave.The Carnegie at Spring Bank
has been closed and used for other purposes for years now. Sacriledge. At least they have not demolished it.... yet!!!!!

Comment by: Sheryl B on 20th February 2012 at 20:28

Does anyone know who anyone else is? Could that possibly be my g-grandfather William Wood behind the lady in white? I only have one grainy photo of him (published with his obituary) and it could be him. He lectured there and was headmaster at one point.

Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2012 at 21:42

Chief Constable George Hardy, standing fourth from left.

Comment by: Anthony Mason on 7th August 2012 at 00:30

George Hardy Chief Constable is my great grand father, and I thought I had seen all his photos, I have an extensive collection I am so delighted to see this. Many thanks for such a great site.

Comment by: Ben on 11th December 2019 at 17:12

Personally, I would be fascinated to see all the "great and good" in Wigan named on this photo, which is now 110 years old.

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