Places   (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)

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Interesting Wigan nostalgia book
The other day a relative bought a small book from the post office; can't remember exact ti...
ashtonman01 9 2,175 8th Jan 2018, 10:46
Poundstretcher at Robin Retail park
closes in january
ann-spam 9 1,677 7th Jan 2018, 00:01
there was a person talking about their mothe when she used to work at ,,,was it john roby,...
elizabeth 1 1,098 6th Jan 2018, 15:04
Irene Wyatt (Stationery )John England’s 1960s
Nostalgia makes me seek to connect with old work colleagues It was a nondescript job th...
kameras 4 1,481 1st Jan 2018, 13:50
Trawlerman chippy woodhouse lane
under new management from wednesday .
ann-spam 2 1,323 27th Dec 2017, 14:34
Interesting (and tare?) Wigan film from 1979
Just discovered this piece of film footage on youtube showing GMT buses in Wigan dated 197...
ashtonman01 5 1,660 22nd Dec 2017, 20:38
Room at the top
Anyone remember, Ken Baldwin a pro wrestler ran th joint. great times there. Such great m...
aussie94 18 3,496 13th Dec 2017, 15:37
Last Orders in Standish
Anybody know Why it suddenly Closed.""]"http://www...
cindy 21 5,379 5th Dec 2017, 14:43
Gennell Style, Hindley
Does anyone remember it? It was off Castle Hill Road, was it a street or a passage? Did i...
dave© 4 1,543 27th Nov 2017, 19:49
A fascinating YouTube video
whacker 4 1,645 24th Nov 2017, 15:53
The Springfield
There's not much parking room is there
i-spy 1 1,362 15th Nov 2017, 20:54
turning the clock back
anybody know why the Silver Tally at Almond Brook has reverted to its old name The Foreste...
i-spy 2 1,285 15th Nov 2017, 20:10
stocks in fleet street pemberton
as anyone got photos showing the stocks, before kfc was built,early 60s, there was the sto...
builder09 3 1,777 10th Nov 2017, 17:05
tommy c
Thames Restaurant - Scot Lane
sorry if this has already been put on here - (first time poster) but drove past the Thames...
Verlaine 1 1,275 4th Nov 2017, 14:34
Was Ritz cinema haunted?
I heard a story yesterday from a colleague that the Ritz or the Dancing School was haunted...
ashtonman01 13 2,556 26th Oct 2017, 15:34
laughing gravy
when living in Billinge Road as a child in the 50s we would often go out the back and clim...
kathpressey 20 2,178 9th Oct 2017, 13:24
Melias of Hindley
There is a shop at the top of Market St. in Hindley and they have removed the boards at th...
peter g 15 1,742 9th Oct 2017, 13:09
Farrimonds Chippy Standish
An Planning application gone in to turn This chippy into residential property.
cindy 34 4,681 30th Sep 2017, 19:57
John Leyland library, Hindley souvenir
Just noticed this on ebay, but be quick if you're interested!
dave© 1 1,132 30th Sep 2017, 12:27
Rose Bridge
Who went in the 90's and 00's? :)
bridger 1 1,294 24th Sep 2017, 13:53
Sound of the Crickets
Does anyone from the Bickershaw/Hindley Green area remember the sound of the [url=http://t...
dave© 4 1,447 28th Aug 2017, 23:30
Haigh Hall
What a great place for a day out now with the kids , Some major investment and improvement...
gazzer 5 1,546 27th Aug 2017, 11:30
baker boy
Golborne North Station
I know this isn't strictly about Wigan as such, but does anyone remember Golborne North ra...
ashtonman01 6 1,273 21st Aug 2017, 22:27
Poolstock 1952 to 1972
I was born in Poolstock in 1952, moving to Worsley Mesnes in 1972 due to the "slum clearan...
gasmon 111 15,220 18th Aug 2017, 21:11
Paid a visit this morning talk about noisy, the parade was travelling up Standishgate. Th...
linma 3 1,727 14th Aug 2017, 10:23
Latham road orrell
Whilst researching family history I have come across Latham road orrell in certain registe...
annieley 8 1,604 30th Jul 2017, 21:37
PEMBERTON 1650 TO 1700
I am after some general information on how populated Pemberton would be on the late 1...
hilly 8 1,902 30th Jul 2017, 21:26
142 Wallgate 1875
Does anyone have any info about this place at that time? I have a burial record showing a...
macwil48 14 1,894 26th Jul 2017, 15:45
Pit shafts Foster's Field Ince
Terry Almond's pics on Album of a capped shaft on Foster's Field leads me to ask if anyone...
flaggy delf 24 3,605 5th Jul 2017, 14:28
Does anyone know the name of the bricked pit shaft adjacent to top lock.Did it belong to W...
Aus65 3 1,376 2nd Jul 2017, 20:28
chris southworth
River Douglas
An exciting new project on the River Douglas has started & Groundwork CLM needs volunteers...
jo anne 13 3,353 22nd Jun 2017, 11:07
Bryn Gates Terrace
In the 1871 census my Great grandparents are shown as living at Bryn Gates Terrace Ashto...
kenee 14 1,867 6th Jun 2017, 22:29
Leigh railway station
Can anyone tell Me where Leigh railway station was, I remember a railway bridge on the roa...
cindy 24 2,027 9th May 2017, 23:17
baker boy
Saica Pack
Does/did anyone work there?
Pennywise 11 1,625 9th May 2017, 08:07
Hindley station 1960s?
Came across this photo on eBay labeled as Hindley railway station:
ashtonman01 13 1,719 8th May 2017, 12:24
baker boy
lost grave
Some time ago I posted about the search for my grandfather's grave at St John's in Pembert...
kathpressey 7 1,802 30th Apr 2017, 09:08
Lankykats. Music night.
Deleted, Wrong messageboard
1934granadascruggs 2 1,679 3rd Apr 2017, 20:56
Mesnes Park
My son is going to a wedding in June and he tells me it's in Mesnes Park, is there a Weddi...
linma 9 4,405 3rd Apr 2017, 08:20
jo anne
Smith's book shop
It's been gone for a long time but I still miss it. There wasn't a book or magazine they c...
i-spy 21 2,064 25th Mar 2017, 11:24
Tommy Two Stroke
Whirley is listed as a baby's abode on a 1807 baptism at All Saints. is this a real place ...
kathpressey 7 1,041 23rd Mar 2017, 13:04
baker boy