DId the coroner say that?

Published by Brian on Thursday 4th November 2021

Margaret Lynch committed suicide on 1893. Her distraught husband, John, attempted suicide shortly after. I couldn't believe what the coroner said.

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Suicide in Scholes, 1861

Published by Brian on Sunday 29th August 2021

James Bibby, born c1799 was a shoe-maker and lived at 6 Coal Yard, Warrington Lane, Scholes.

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Wigan Directory, 1968

Published by Brian on Friday 30th April 2021

Find your street and neighbours from 1968.

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Goodbye 2020

Published by Brian on Saturday 19th December 2020

2020, the worst year of my life and probably yours as well.

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RIP David Devine

Published by Brian on Monday 19th October 2020

David Devine, one of the founder members of wiganworld has sadly passed away on Saturday evening.

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Wigan Murder, 1925

Published by Brian on Thursday 17th September 2020

James Winstanley, collier, 588, Warrington Road, Goose Green, committed for trial at Chorley Police Court on charge of wilful murder

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Great Sites

Published by Brian on Tuesday 14th July 2020

I spend lots of time online and come across many interesting sites - this is where I will share my findings, hope you enjoy them too.

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Photo Requests

Published by Brian on Thursday 18th June 2020

Now accepting Wigan photo requests.

If you're a Wiganer that has moved away and want to see a photo from where you once lived, let us know.

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Wigan Album

Published by Brian on Thursday 11th June 2020

Whilst doing the rewrite, I noticed that we've nearly reached another milestone!

Almost 30,000 photos in the album.

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Welcome to the new look wiganworld

Published by Brian on Wednesday 10th June 2020

It's taken an age but I've finally done it - a much needed rewrite. Time is precious but lately, due to the lockdown, I've had plenty of free time.

Hope you like it, there are a few changes...

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