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

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Dorothy
50 years ago I worked at Metal Box in Westhoughton , I met a lovely lady at the site her...
aussie94 20 1,470 15th Aug 2020, 22:15
tonker
Kelly Directories
Has any one had any experience using one of these old directory publications for research ...
david dunlop 2 329 4th Jul 2020, 13:16
langbard
Wigan History Podcast
Hi everyone, I'm Tom. I decided that I'd start a podcast which told the story of Wigan ...
WiganHistoryPod 14 624 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 4 379 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 1,707 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 3,875 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 2,529 28th Apr 2020, 20:35
jim.orrell
Nitnoersamd, Ince
Nitnoersamd, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, England Trying to track a record the 1851 census ...
AspullGal 3 408 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 2 510 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 3,062 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 3 644 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 - 352 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 - 350 20th Nov 2019, 20:17
blackrodweaver
Cobbled Streets
Not many left any near you
blackrodweaver 28 4,379 24th Jul 2019, 12:04
PeterP
Two
i-spy 5 795 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 3,551 22nd May 2019, 20:21
retep1949
Lockkeepers at Poolstock.
Before 1900, lockkeeper James Leyland. Any info. please?
soreen - 393 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 1,658 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 1,293 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 4,420 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 3,804 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 1,009 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 3,957 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 1,329 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 3,344 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 1,693 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 - 1,663 31st Aug 2017, 08:24
macwil48
Miry Lane pubs
Anybody know how many there used to be.
i-spy 16 2,631 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 2,469 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 2,548 9th Apr 2017, 15:06
GOLDEN BEAR
The outside lavatory.......
..anybody miss theirs
i-spy 48 4,875 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 5,398 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 2,374 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 2,416 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 2,477 11th Sep 2016, 11:36
aussie94
Round House in Whelley
Does anyone know anything about an ancient Round House in Whelley? (Also posted on [url=ht...
jo anne 10 2,809 7th Sep 2016, 11:24
aussie94
COACH ROAD
It has come to my attention the state of the "coach road" footpath at the side of ST.PAUL ...
GOLDEN BEAR 15 2,548 22nd Aug 2016, 18:48
GOLDEN BEAR
re-charge batteries
Can anyone recall the name of a shop at the top end of Tunstall Lane the Ormskirk rd end i...
GOLDEN BEAR 7 1,948 8th Aug 2016, 18:37
GOLDEN BEAR
abraham guest
I looked up Abraham guest on google but all I got was the school what is the history of ...
tommy c 7 2,523 18th May 2016, 21:24
Jazzy
Local History Writing Competition
Wigan Borough Environment & Heritage Network’s Local History Writing Competition - [url=...
jo anne 3 1,946 4th Apr 2016, 22:33
jo anne