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What is the oldest house/hall/building in Wigan
With recent news of Haigh Hall being refurbished I wondered if it is the oldest building i...
blackrodweaver 52 5,301 24th Jul 2021, 02:36
mollie m
Eckersley Arms and Poolstock
I live in the Nottingham area and I'm researching my wife's maternal ancestry through the ...
StuartRal 7 592 13th Jul 2021, 17:58
tonker
Macfarlane's/ Mcfarlanes Foundry
Does anyone know anything about this foundry in Wigan? Only reference I can find is to a S...
flaggy delf 12 2,589 2nd Jun 2021, 13:45
WN1 Standisher
Hi all !
Hello all ! I've been reading these forums for years. I moved here nearly 9 years ago n...
zenith 3 431 1st Jun 2021, 09:57
WN1 Standisher
highfield infants school
Just thought i would ask to see if anyone on here went to to the infants school highfield ...
GOLDEN BEAR 5 397 15th May 2021, 15:20
GOLDEN BEAR
William Henry Speakman, Chairman of Highfield CC
As we approach the centenary of Highfield Cricket Club, we are looking for some local insi...
SpeakGS - 187 28th Mar 2021, 13:12
SpeakGS
EDDIE
I have taken this of due to the person is not the one i wanted sorry .
GOLDEN BEAR 5 545 25th Mar 2021, 19:23
tonker
Your thoughts on Saxon and Viking Wigan
I am interested in only actual or at least fairly certain indicators of influence by Saxon...
JR 5 463 4th Mar 2021, 19:36
JR
Old schools
Does anybody remember the blue coats i think it was on the corner opposite unite offIce my...
builder09 3 431 28th Jan 2021, 14:43
GOLDEN BEAR
Dorothy
50 years ago I worked at Metal Box in Westhoughton , I met a lovely lady at the site her...
aussie94 27 2,126 28th Jan 2021, 14:40
GOLDEN BEAR
Carnegie Library, Wigan
In researching Carnegie libraries in Lancashire I've found one in Ashton in Makerfield but...
maryms 12 587 13th Jan 2021, 23:14
tonker
Demolished Buildings in King Street
Can anybody name any buildings in King Street that have been demolished since 1950? Als...
Perkin Warbeck 5 490 30th Oct 2020, 14:16
JR
Westwood House
Does anyone know the exact location of the ancient Westwood House and when it was demolish...
JR 5 401 29th Oct 2020, 20:21
JR
Kelly Directories
Has any one had any experience using one of these old directory publications for research ...
david dunlop 3 569 27th Oct 2020, 13:10
Perkin Warbeck
Macarbe History
I'm hoping to find someone who could either tell me or point me in the right direction of ...
Rachael16 1 351 24th Oct 2020, 21:56
tonker
Wigan History Podcast
Hi everyone, I'm Tom. I decided that I'd start a podcast which told the story of Wigan ...
WiganHistoryPod 14 907 1st Jun 2020, 14:37
tony j
History of Wigan, and King Arthur stopped here
[url=]https://www.betanetcafe.co.uk/Window%20on%20Wigan%20Research%20book.pdf]for a pie an...
firefox 4 624 13th May 2020, 14:38
firefox
Springs Branch Railway
I have been lurking on these boards for many years, but have only yesterday, been able to ...
RPowell42 17 2,219 11th May 2020, 10:24
RPowell42
Does Wigan have its own Town flag
Reading in the local free paper that Horwich are trying to design their own town flag. ...
blackrodweaver 30 4,303 9th May 2020, 17:46
firefox
Wigan Observer and The British Newspaper Archive
I wasn't sure where to post this, so I've also posted it on the "Wigan Family & Local Hist...
jim.orrell 6 2,807 28th Apr 2020, 20:35
jim.orrell
Nitnoersamd, Ince
Nitnoersamd, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, England Trying to track a record the 1851 census ...
AspullGal 3 624 12th Mar 2020, 10:15
monome
Millbeth on Station Road, 1960s
Hi everyone - I’m looking for a picture of my Nan’s old shop, it was a clothing shop a...
Fiona1996 2 764 31st Jan 2020, 19:40
upthetims
Workhouse Frog Lane
what became of this imposing , austere building. I remember as an apprentice at Walmsleys ...
aussie94 9 3,395 14th Jan 2020, 14:52
priscus
Pubs in Scholes....
Can any of you lovely people give me or point me to any links to a list or better still a ...
custard 3 901 2nd Jan 2020, 04:49
aussie94
Ashfield House Standish
Hello , new member here, just wondering if anyone can help,I am doing some research into A...
Sherriff - 560 4th Dec 2019, 17:25
Sherriff
George the School " Poney"
Being a member of Wigan Golf Club and reading up on the history of Arley hall. I found th...
blackrodweaver - 552 20th Nov 2019, 20:17
blackrodweaver
Cobbled Streets
Not many left any near you
blackrodweaver 28 4,672 24th Jul 2019, 12:04
PeterP
Two
i-spy 5 997 28th May 2019, 17:42
kenee
Temperance bars in Wigan (and district)
I know one's opened at Botany Bay, Chorley, but does anybody remember any in Wigan and, if...
i-spy 27 3,760 22nd May 2019, 20:21
retep1949
Lockkeepers at Poolstock.
Before 1900, lockkeeper James Leyland. Any info. please?
soreen - 563 18th May 2019, 19:48
soreen
Where wiganers of old quenched their thirst
And it wasn't a pub. A neighbour,in his 80's ,insists there was a drinking water fountain...
i-spy 7 1,920 13th Nov 2018, 23:33
jodav
Horse Racing in Wigan
Never knew that Wigan had a race course. Found this while trawling the net. Springfield p...
blackrodweaver 4 1,541 29th Oct 2018, 13:20
tony j
Ashfield House Standish late 50's info
Was Ashfield House in Standish (which is now I believe a resteraunt) in the late 50's onwa...
BLACKRODWEAVER 20 4,703 28th Sep 2018, 16:40
Bradshaws Girl
Wigan Grammar School 1958-63
Anyone out there remember those days? Rugby at Prospect in the mud! Cricket on the Mesnes ...
fedup 26 4,101 27th Sep 2018, 17:18
jud178
Old Mersey Times
I'm not sure if [url=http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/index.html] this has been on before,...
dave© 2 1,218 12th Aug 2018, 11:58
tonker
Either end of St Pauls Ave
Interesting to note that there are two English Heritage Grade 2 listed buildings in St Pau...
Perkin Warbeck 20 4,207 23rd Jul 2018, 18:38
tonker
Arley Hall.. Wigan Golf Club
As a member we get a very good and informative news letter every month, below is an extrac...
blackrodweaver 6 1,630 8th Jul 2018, 20:31
blackrodweaver
Wigan pub
Hi, Does anyone remember the name of the pub in Stanishgate in the 1970's. The pub is sti...
greenveg 10 3,671 31st May 2018, 13:35
jarvo
Swampy Ground
Someone has commented on a Photo-a-day relating to the new bus station being constructed i...
SoniaB 4 1,903 6th Apr 2018, 22:57
minnie
WIGAN, A CENTURY ON.
Well, 110 years on, really. Just been looking at [url="http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/stuf...
macwil48 - 1,880 31st Aug 2017, 08:24
macwil48