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Old schools
Does anybody remember the blue coats i think it was on the corner opposite unite offIce my...
builder09 2 133 9th Nov 2020, 18:14
PeterP
Demolished Buildings in King Street
Can anybody name any buildings in King Street that have been demolished since 1950? Als...
Perkin Warbeck 5 198 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 5 174 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 3 397 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 1 140 24th Oct 2020, 21:56
tonker
Eckersley Arms and Poolstock
I live in the Nottingham area and I'm researching my wife's maternal ancestry through the ...
StuartRal 1 212 7th Oct 2020, 20:07
tonker
Dorothy
50 years ago I worked at Metal Box in Westhoughton , I met a lovely lady at the site her...
aussie94 21 1,577 27th Sep 2020, 13:58
peter g
Wigan History Podcast
Hi everyone, I'm Tom. I decided that I'd start a podcast which told the story of Wigan ...
WiganHistoryPod 14 707 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 4 426 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 1,810 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 3,955 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 2,594 28th Apr 2020, 20:35
jim.orrell
Nitnoersamd, Ince
Nitnoersamd, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, England Trying to track a record the 1851 census ...
AspullGal 3 463 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 2 563 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 3,124 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 3 693 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 - 392 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 - 392 20th Nov 2019, 20:17
blackrodweaver
Cobbled Streets
Not many left any near you
blackrodweaver 28 4,441 24th Jul 2019, 12:04
PeterP
Two
i-spy 5 838 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 3,585 22nd May 2019, 20:21
retep1949
Lockkeepers at Poolstock.
Before 1900, lockkeeper James Leyland. Any info. please?
soreen - 421 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 1,716 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 1,339 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 4,514 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 3,847 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 1,060 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 4,009 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 1,403 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 3,411 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 1,738 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 - 1,706 31st Aug 2017, 08:24
macwil48
Miry Lane pubs
Anybody know how many there used to be.
i-spy 16 2,705 9th Jun 2017, 19:50
xenon
Wigans Oldest Tree...
Cleaning out some draws in the garden shed I found and old Daily Mail from 2014 in it was ...
blackrodweaver 6 2,506 9th May 2017, 19:24
ayrefield
California St Worsley Mesnes
Does anyone have any pictures or stories of this street. I don't know when it was demolish...
acr47 9 2,587 9th Apr 2017, 15:06
GOLDEN BEAR
The outside lavatory.......
..anybody miss theirs
i-spy 48 4,925 14th Mar 2017, 08:27
aussie94
walking days
Do you remember when the Whit walks was a big occassion. i'd walk with St matthew's at Hig...
kathpressey 39 5,459 31st Jan 2017, 08:50
aussie94
Book about The man they could not hang
A question my friend was wanting to know. I am sure some one can give her answers on here...
trixie 3 2,424 2nd Dec 2016, 17:10
peebee
Wigan Little Theatre
Would you like to help with project to get the history of Wigan Little Theatre online? ...
jo anne 2 2,456 11th Sep 2016, 11:42
aussie94
Wigan of Old
Not sure if this is the right place to be posting this but I have ancestors who hail from ...
Susanc241 8 2,529 11th Sep 2016, 11:36
aussie94