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Places   (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)

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Northern Soul list 3
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bambam 99 1,705 28th Jun 2022, 23:46
whups
Golborne colliery
Can anyone tell me how it got Kidglove as a name please?
flaggy delf 974 32,854 28th Jun 2022, 14:17
whups
St Helens Mining Tech On North Road
Anybody remember any of the teachers from St Helens Mining Tech on North Road? I can reme...
GrahamK 81 7,236 25th Jun 2022, 13:12
bentlegs
Help on Places and Genealogy.... Bolton's yard
Hi. Appreciate knowledge/thoughts on a birth certificate actual location. The certifi...
Drew 4 408 23rd Jun 2022, 13:45
bentlegs
Chapel st wigan.
Anyone know names of the pubs here in 1939 only got 137 William cunliffe.licensee
christine marsden 3 113 22nd Jun 2022, 19:06
christine marsden
Colliery Question
Grandfather was a pitman. If he lived in Scholes in 1926 onwards, which pit would he have ...
mrs m 11 337 20th Jun 2022, 14:14
Tommy Two Stroke
Askmy GP
Most surgeries want you to use Askmygp online. Our surgery uses set times to log onto this...
PeterP 9 400 11th Jun 2022, 20:39
Handsomeminer
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bambam 272 3,692 24th May 2022, 20:27
bambam
Savers shop
Savers in galleries does anyone know they have relocated ..
anniedingle 3 571 14th May 2022, 19:59
bambam
DEANERY HIGH SCHOOL
did anyone go to the deanery and leave in 1985? just wondering
mamacass 24 10,476 13th May 2022, 15:03
Darren1966
B and M Wigan town centre
What a mess this once beautiful building is…shame on the owners…and how long has that ...
roylew 22 953 11th May 2022, 23:45
bambam
Gas Works, Princess Road, Ashton
Can anyone tell me when this ceased to function? I seem to remember conversion to natur...
ena malcup 1 276 25th Apr 2022, 12:41
Dagutd27
Bird i'th Hand Ormskirk Street Wigan
Hi I'm trying to get a photo of the Pub my Grandad owned in 1930. He was Albert Pilkington...
kelvinmc 10 580 15th Apr 2022, 15:04
Tommy Two Stroke
573 wigan road bryn/ ashton
Hi all you wiganners.I really hope someone can help me. I am going for a visit to Wigan a...
rusty 13 2,746 14th Apr 2022, 15:38
dougie
INGERSOLL-RAND HINDLEY
Anyone work at Ingersoll=Rand from 1964 to 1973.
henry7 27 3,198 25th Mar 2022, 22:36
tomplum
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bambam 192 5,770 25th Mar 2022, 20:33
bambam
King Street Wigan
Julie McKiernan and Corrie Shelley have been commissioned by Streets Apart to develop ...
Corrie Shelley - 243 24th Mar 2022, 09:23
Corrie Shelley
estate in ince
did anyone live on the estate in ince all the streets were named after places in the lake ...
winnie 48 3,028 23rd Mar 2022, 22:01
winnie
Atkinson's Row, Ince in Makerfield
Hi Does anyone know where Atkinson's Row was. My family mostly lived on the Wigan side ...
Miller60 1 321 26th Feb 2022, 20:16
Pewfall
Where was this shop?
I've added a photo showing a shop owned by John James Wych for several years in the 1920s....
StuartRal 12 665 24th Feb 2022, 21:06
tuddy
Upholland Grammar School
Upholland Grammar Through the Ages by Nicola Gray https://i50.servimg.com/u/f50/19/24/1...
jo anne - 323 23rd Feb 2022, 07:55
jo anne
Cansfield high school
I remember when this school was called "the Secondary ", i left in 1978, my name is Ian Ch...
peeweerug 187 9,006 22nd Feb 2022, 15:41
ena malcup
Family history
I am trying to find my family on the 1911 censers .In 1916 they are living at Queen street...
winnie 4 513 26th Jan 2022, 20:18
Pewfall
NEW HOUSE' NEL PAN LANE
I had an occasion to have to go to Leigh Hospital the other day ,and i went via Hindley Gr...
GOLDEN BEAR 4 520 17th Jan 2022, 14:53
GOLDEN BEAR
Brock Mill farm. Haigh
Looking for info on above. My ancestors the Alkers farmed there in the late 1700s to early...
christine marsden 2 345 8th Jan 2022, 18:58
christine marsden
Gaffer, please help!
I gave wrong address I was searching for when you answered my query. Got mixed up with 402...
soreen 2 256 4th Jan 2022, 17:33
soreen
402, Wakefield Rd.Dewsbury
Hi, Had great help from this site.Can I ask another question, please? Can u tell me who wa...
soreen 3 440 3rd Jan 2022, 18:12
soreen
Christine Marsden
Hello Christine i believe you have info on the burials of ST. MATHEWS Highfield i would b...
GOLDEN BEAR 4 834 2nd Jan 2022, 13:11
GOLDEN BEAR
Holland
Was there a place called Holland in the 1700s in Wigan or was it upholland?
christine marsden 1 338 31st Dec 2021, 09:48
PeterP
Crank and Burtons
Do you remember it ?,behind Browns dentists ,you could park in the yard at the side,when i...
dave b 36 4,145 29th Dec 2021, 17:01
mickadoptedwiganer
Wiganworld Forums
Instead of using this Communicate section. It would be more advantageous, and quicker for ...
wiganyankeeron 5 3,402 28th Dec 2021, 13:35
tuddy
Newfoundland Colliery Worthington
Who ran it, when was it a working pit, and was there a rail connexion? Can't find it menti...
flaggy delf 27 3,585 19th Dec 2021, 11:02
zenith
Prefabs, Greenhey, Kitt Green in the 50's
Has anyone any photos / street scenes of Greenhey? When I tell my granddaughter about the...
millykate 63 5,893 13th Dec 2021, 22:39
KSBUICK49
DECORATORS ?
Well for the second time of asking WW's do any of you know of a good /decent WALLPAPER /HA...
GOLDEN BEAR 14 894 26th Nov 2021, 16:30
bentlegs
Brook House Greenhouse's and Garden, Highfield
Hi all, I am currently researching some ruins that are situated in Blundell's Wood, Hig...
Fursty Ferret 8 1,469 25th Nov 2021, 19:33
Fursty Ferret
Irene Wyatt (Stationery )John England’s 1960s
Nostalgia makes me seek to connect with old work colleagues It was a nondescript job th...
kameras 6 2,410 22nd Nov 2021, 16:30
cindy
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bambam 165 4,243 15th Nov 2021, 18:46
bambam
Questions re Wrightington pre NHS funding... etc
Good morning from the island... Hard at work on my presold autobio. Which will of cour...
Islander 1 352 11th Nov 2021, 11:49
whups
temperance bars
I wonder if anyone remembers a temperance bar in King St in the 1950s? I am sure I rememb...
Kathy T 18 762 4th Nov 2021, 14:28
GOLDEN BEAR