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Tenants. Someone asked who lived at
Who lived at 33 Leyland green rd, Jimmy & Hilda Fearnly were thefirst tenants in July 1...
bentlegs 3 487 8th Sep 2020, 00:08
whups
EX DOWNALL GREENERS 11
HERE WE GO FOLKS [url="http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f...
bambam 413 5,380 4th Sep 2020, 18:24
Warr33
St Peys Bryn
To be demolished,and one bed apartments for homeless people to be built [url="http://www...
Joe Maplin 13 1,097 4th Sep 2020, 17:26
RobinG
Lawrenson, Mineral Water Manufacturer (Ince?)
My son has recently found a "Pop" bottle in a roadside ditch south of Warrington. The bot...
george 7 1,131 3rd Sep 2020, 12:57
Marigold
Conquering Hero
Hi there has anyone any memories of the uniquely name public house
milkman1963 4 815 30th Aug 2020, 12:22
chisholm
Tickle street
can anyone tell me where tickle street was located in wigan, im not sure if it was pem o...
talktalk 1 582 25th Aug 2020, 09:02
gaffer
Granada Reports Bob's Century: 1980s
Just been going through some old VHS tapes to digitise and one of them is a series shown o...
ashtonman01 5 655 23rd Aug 2020, 21:48
ashtonman01
Bryn station
Does anyone know when Bryn station was altered the way it is today?. By altered I mean the...
ashtonman01 6 667 21st Aug 2020, 18:31
ashtonman01
foster and sons
did anyone on here work at Fosters furniture place down chapel lane? long since closed do...
gozzer 145 16,382 14th Aug 2020, 15:41
GOLDEN BEAR
Wigan Wallgate photo
Just came across this b/w photo of Wigan Wallgate. No idea of year, but what caught my eye...
ashtonman01 11 1,315 2nd Aug 2020, 11:47
PeterP
The laurels
Hi there does anyone remember the Laurels club near to Beech Hill really busy place late 8...
milkman1963 1 563 30th Jul 2020, 19:17
bambam
wigan casino and student union
Sorry,forgot to mention students union.saw Barclay james harvest,little feet,gravy train a...
Magic tree 7 628 22nd Jul 2020, 16:27
JR
School st
I've known for a while that in 1939 a good portion of my grandads family including my gran...
kyliec88 16 1,677 21st Jul 2020, 19:09
albion
Location - Ashton or Billinge?
Hello, can anyone help me identify the location in this photo from the brickwork of the ho...
lupine 5 806 20th Jul 2020, 19:06
gaffer
Liverpool Road, Ashton
Had a stroll down Liverpool Rd in Ashton (Ashton's millionaires row as I call it:) and I n...
ashtonman01 7 821 14th Jul 2020, 10:12
ashtonman01
Scholes
Good evening all. I'm looking into my family history and came across my 3rd great grand pa...
SAtherton74 8 1,161 6th Jul 2020, 09:19
gaffer
St Joseph's Church Records
Has anyone looked at the marriage records for this church? I know from experience with oth...
langbard 3 729 4th Jul 2020, 20:17
JAMB
Hilda Fields - Beech Hill Avenue
Hello, did anyone here know Hilda Fields? She was living at 82 Beech Hill Avenue when she ...
lupine 3 615 28th Jun 2020, 11:39
lupine
James Layland
Hi, Looking for James layland.Born 1837, Dad James, Mam Mary Taylor, sister Jane, born 182...
soreen 2 389 28th Jun 2020, 08:20
JAMB
Elizabeth taylor
Hi, Need help with age of Elizabeth taylor who was staying with james & mary Layland in Mi...
soreen 2 447 27th Jun 2020, 22:22
mygriffiths
byrom street poolstock
hi i am doing family history my grandfather when he got married in 1894 he was from number...
builder09 5 1,184 26th Jun 2020, 10:42
langbard
Pub name
What was the name of the pub at 1 Warrington Lane, Scholes in 1871? I cannot read the name...
macwil48 6 696 26th Jun 2020, 06:07
macwil48
End of war celebration photo
Just a note first that I'm not in the least bit interested in VE Day for reasons I don't h...
ashtonman01 4 847 25th Jun 2020, 17:35
tonker
Whitledge Green
Anyone know what that old ruined brick wall (I presume it was a wall) was used for that us...
ashtonman01 3 485 24th Jun 2020, 17:13
ashtonman01
Ashton-in-Makerfield
On WW some one was asking about Owlet Nest Ashton and on looking up burials at St Thomas C...
PeterP 1 514 18th Jun 2020, 18:14
tonker
Whittingham Asylum.
Hi, Chasing Thomas Addison who died in Whittingham Asylum .Think date is 11th.January 1899...
soreen 3 686 17th Jun 2020, 18:58
stevemul
Sharp Street, Wallgate
Hi, My great great grandfather William Rowe used to bottle mineral water at his premises ...
Geoff Livesley 11 1,136 15th Jun 2020, 13:05
momac
Street finding
Hi just a quick message as I cant seem to find a street that was in Pemberton in 1893 the ...
lilicangel18 5 700 1st Jun 2020, 22:04
lilicangel18
Brentwood 251 Wigan lane.m
Anyone have any history of Brentwood,I know William woods lived there in 1939,he was a vet...
christine marsden - 596 31st May 2020, 10:02
christine marsden
The World ....
.... is round!
tonker 12 985 28th May 2020, 23:42
tonker
Visit by Mother Teresa
Apologies in advance for this sketchy info, but my wife is an old Wiganer and she remember...
stjon 9 3,245 23rd May 2020, 14:02
FAT MICK
Little Scotland, Blackrod.
Doea anyone know why Little Scotland is so called ? There is also a canal bridge named Abe...
hilly 7 1,112 23rd May 2020, 13:58
FAT MICK
Photos of Wigan's streets 1940s-50s
In case of interest: "From Dick Eastman's blog (https://blog.eogn.com): "Back in 20...
maryms 3 1,263 21st May 2020, 22:19
FAT MICK
2 Davies Yard, Kitt Green, Pemberton, Wigan
I am researching my family tree and since found out James Ashurst once lived at the follow...
barbarabanter 14 954 21st May 2020, 22:12
FAT MICK
R. Thomas Haulier Bryn Cross.
See in People.
alan85 - 456 11th May 2020, 21:01
alan85
Leyland’s hardware shop
Does anyone know the names of the people who owned Leyland’s hardware shop where the den...
annieley 4 776 7th May 2020, 16:31
annieley
4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan - whereabouts?
I am researching my family history and ancestors once lived at 4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan...
barbarabanter 5 596 7th May 2020, 11:07
barbarabanter
St Peters Infants School Bryn
Circa 1940. (Maiden Names). Della Riley. May Hardman. Lillian Bramwell. Kathleen Morga...
alan85 - 502 6th May 2020, 19:13
alan85
Whitledge Road Bryn.
I remember as a boy in the 40s walking through the fields from Whitledge Road to Low Bank ...
alan85 7 699 6th May 2020, 19:06
alan85
Old Ashton photos on ebay
Came across some old photos of Ashton town centre in ebay. One or two I have never seen be...
ashtonman01 2 682 4th May 2020, 21:55
dougie