History of Wigan   (Help with ancient and recent history.)

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highfield infants school
Just thought i would ask to see if anyone on here went to to the infants school highfield ...
GOLDEN BEAR 7 1,050 16th May 2022, 15:02
Either end of St Pauls Ave
Interesting to note that there are two English Heritage Grade 2 listed buildings in St Pau...
Perkin Warbeck 23 4,654 8th Apr 2022, 18:27
Old Colliery employees
Hello I know this is a long shot but I was wondering if there’s anyway of finding out w...
Roy1982 - 188 24th Mar 2022, 20:48
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 4 1,271 5th Mar 2022, 02:42
1/5th Battalion Manchester Regiment WW1
To all I am writing a book on the 1/5th Manchester Battallion. To help write the book I...
gingerfreak 4 345 5th Mar 2022, 02:35
Can anyone tell me what the big house next to the back entrance to Gidlow girls school in ...
avcott - 155 4th Mar 2022, 20:26
Wigan of Old
Not sure if this is the right place to be posting this but I have ancestors who hail from ...
Susanc241 9 3,200 16th Feb 2022, 22:23
john b
Corncrake in Wigan
Hi all, Just wondered if anyone has any stories/memories of the long disappeared corncr...
Fursty Ferret 1 524 27th Nov 2021, 18:52
WW1 wounded soldiers
Can anyone help with a query, please ? When a soldier is badly wounded, and subsequentl...
hilly 12 2,917 10th Nov 2021, 12:50
Aerial Archaeology Mapping Explorer
New virtual aerial map allows everyone to explore England’s archaeology from the air - [...
jo anne 1 317 18th Oct 2021, 14:23
Demolished Buildings in King Street
Can anybody name any buildings in King Street that have been demolished since 1950? Als...
Perkin Warbeck 7 926 8th Oct 2021, 09:56
jo anne
The Industrial Railways of the Wigan Coalfield....
Hi all ! Does anyone know where I can get part 2 from ? Seems to be phenomenally rare !...
zenith 1 373 20th Sep 2021, 19:29
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 6,024 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 1,018 13th Jul 2021, 17:58
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 2,959 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 3 801 1st Jun 2021, 09:57
WN1 Standisher
William Henry Speakman, Chairman of Highfield CC
As we approach the centenary of Highfield Cricket Club, we are looking for some local insi...
SpeakGS - 361 28th Mar 2021, 13:12
I have taken this of due to the person is not the one i wanted sorry .
GOLDEN BEAR 5 799 25th Mar 2021, 19:23
Your thoughts on Saxon and Viking Wigan
I am interested in only actual or at least fairly certain indicators of influence by Saxon...
JR 5 715 4th Mar 2021, 19:36
Old schools
Does anybody remember the blue coats i think it was on the corner opposite unite offIce my...
builder09 3 642 28th Jan 2021, 14:43
50 years ago I worked at Metal Box in Westhoughton , I met a lovely lady at the site her...
aussie94 27 2,416 28th Jan 2021, 14:40
Carnegie Library, Wigan
In researching Carnegie libraries in Lancashire I've found one in Ashton in Makerfield but...
maryms 12 837 13th Jan 2021, 23:14
Westwood House
Does anyone know the exact location of the ancient Westwood House and when it was demolish...
JR 5 601 29th Oct 2020, 20:21
Kelly Directories
Has any one had any experience using one of these old directory publications for research ...
david dunlop 3 810 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 1 551 24th Oct 2020, 21:56
Wigan History Podcast
Hi everyone, I'm Tom. I decided that I'd start a podcast which told the story of Wigan ...
WiganHistoryPod 14 1,122 1st Jun 2020, 14:37
tony j
History of Wigan, and King Arthur stopped here
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firefox 4 874 13th May 2020, 14:38
Springs Branch Railway
I have been lurking on these boards for many years, but have only yesterday, been able to ...
RPowell42 17 2,549 11th May 2020, 10:24
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 4,594 9th May 2020, 17:46
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 3,066 28th Apr 2020, 20:35
Nitnoersamd, Ince
Nitnoersamd, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, England Trying to track a record the 1851 census ...
AspullGal 3 805 12th Mar 2020, 10:15
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 2 988 31st Jan 2020, 19:40
Workhouse Frog Lane
what became of this imposing , austere building. I remember as an apprentice at Walmsleys ...
aussie94 9 3,648 14th Jan 2020, 14:52
Ashfield House Standish
Hello , new member here, just wondering if anyone can help,I am doing some research into A...
Sherriff - 740 4th Dec 2019, 17:25
George the School " Poney"
Being a member of Wigan Golf Club and reading up on the history of Arley hall. I found th...
blackrodweaver - 780 20th Nov 2019, 20:17
Cobbled Streets
Not many left any near you
blackrodweaver 28 4,956 24th Jul 2019, 12:04
i-spy 5 1,193 28th May 2019, 17:42
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 4,043 22nd May 2019, 20:21
Lockkeepers at Poolstock.
Before 1900, lockkeeper James Leyland. Any info. please?
soreen - 736 18th May 2019, 19:48
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 2,139 13th Nov 2018, 23:33