Local History Writing Competition

Started by: jo anne (33717) 

Wigan Borough Environment & Heritage Network’s Local History Writing Competition - Link:

Past Forward Archive Editions - Online

Started: 30th Aug 2015 at 00:08

Posted by: jo anne (33717) 

The winners (link):

1st: Denise Colbert – Mary O’Shaugnessy – an unsung heroine of Leigh
2nd: Julie McKiernan – The Man Who Made Leigh Beautiful
Joint 3rd: Alf Ridyard – South Lancashire Tramways Ladies Football Team
Joint 3rd: Anthony Pilgrim - When General Patton ‘gave it to them double dirty’ at Ashton

Runners up:
Alex Hodge - Medieval stone cross bases in Standish
Derek Winstanley – Wigan Piers and Dock
Eric McPherson – Mr Gladstone’s Visit to Leigh

The latest edition of Past Forward is themed around women's history in Wigan Borough and is available from all Wigan Council libraries, the Museum of Wigan Life, the archives and at Waterstones in Wigan, priced £2.

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Replied: 5th Dec 2015 at 16:53

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4131) 

Hi there JO ANNE, I was just enquiring as to do you know of any " caligraphy" classes in WIGAN thought i'd ask you following my trip to the "HEART START"you recommended at Ashton Library, the writing is something iv'e I have been keen on so thought if there is anything happening i'll give it a go.


Replied: 4th Apr 2016 at 00:56

Posted by: jo anne (33717) 

Hello Golden Bear, there is a calligraphy class every Wednesday, 1pm - 3pm, at Sunshine House Community Hub in Scholes. Link

Sunshine House, Wellington St, Scholes, Wigan. WN1 3SA

Tel 01942 820026 and 01942 748806

The tutor, Brian Whitmore is on Twitter - @BrianTheScriber

Replied: 4th Apr 2016 at 22:33


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