Wigan Local History & Heritage Society
Zoom presentation on Mon 14th Sep at 7pm:
The ‘Walking Horse’ and Early Railways in Winstanley, Orrell and Pemberton, 1770s - 1870s
Book Here - www.wiganlocalhistory.org
Started: 6th Sep 2020 at 21:59
For anyone interested, the presentation is now on YouTube: LINK
Replied: 18th Sep 2020 at 13:52
The Society needs our help in tracing a stained glass window & missing paintings originally found in Wigan Infirmary.
More info: wiganlocalhistory.org
Replied: 26th Sep 2020 at 16:43
A new YouTube presentation:
The Mystery of Standish Hall
Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 19:25
Mon 9th Nov at 7pm on Zoom
Historian Derek Winstanley will present: “Gerrard Winstanley, his family and the influence of Wigan”
Book a place here: www.wiganlocalhistory.org
Replied: 8th Nov 2020 at 16:26
Jo-anne: Great stuff.
Replied: 10th Nov 2020 at 18:45
Yes, the Society are great, Jarvo
Gerrard Winstanley presentation also now available on - YouTube
Replied: 11th Nov 2020 at 11:07
Replied: 11th Nov 2020 at 14:30
Why is it, that, if a member of a Wigan family leaves Wigan, sets themselves up in another town, marries and produce offspring and lead a socially successful life, they are still regarded as a 'Wigan' family?
When, any family member from another town, who move from their town to Wigan, and do the same, automatically become "a Wigan family", not recognising their family origin?
Im sure the Eckersleys originated from Bolton and spread to Hindley.
Replied: 13th Jan 2021 at 22:45
The Walking Horse wasn't built in Wigan.
The father of the engineer who oversaw it's building was a partner in an engineering company.
Another company engineer, along with him, designed and built the first steam powered boat, whose maiden voyage was on the first man-made canal of the industrial era.
The engineer who oversaw the building of the Walking Horse continued operating the engineering company until his death.
Wigan, however, did come into it somewhere along the line. In a small way!
Replied: 4th Feb 2021 at 00:53
Now on YouTube:
The History & Memories of Wigan Little Theatre
Replied: 11th Feb 2021 at 22:34
How many collieries has there ever been near to Wigan Pier? Eh.?
Replied: 2nd Mar 2021 at 18:33