abraham guest

Started by: tommy c (592)

I looked up Abraham guest on google but all I got was the school what is the history of the man

Started: 26th Mar 2016 at 10:58

Posted by: Jazzy (8656) 

Abraham Guest seemed to put all his energies into the North West becoming Alderman, Chairman of Governors at Upholland Grammar School, County Councillor, Chairman of Lancashire County Council, Governor of Wigan Technical College and a magistrate. He was also Director of Education for Wigan.

His home was The Mount, Orrell

He reputedly played one professional football match for Bolton Wanderers and sat on the bench as a replacement during an FA Cup Final.

Before entering local politics, he ran a successful clog making business in Bolton and was a staunch member of the King Street Baptist Church in Wigan, taking parties from the church all over the continent in the 1920s and 1930s.

More about the Guest family here


Replied: 26th Mar 2016 at 11:24
Last edited by Jazzy: 26th Mar 2016 at 11:26:19

Posted by: tommy c (592)

thank you jazzy

Replied: 1st Apr 2016 at 13:57

Posted by: cordyline (5350) 

On the deeds to some land that I have in Pemberton; a former owner was Abraham Guest who's occupation is given as Clog Sole Manufacturer

Other deeds show him as Milliner; I have his signature on two documents

About ten years ago his grandson was a teacher at the old Abraham Guest school in Orrell -- now demolished

Replied: 4th May 2016 at 16:20

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

dont know if this is rumour some pupils at abraham guest say it is closing ,any one heard this ?

Replied: 15th May 2016 at 17:22

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

does anyone know the history of the Mount at Orrell. When it was built and who for.

Replied: 18th May 2016 at 20:56

Posted by: Jazzy (8656) 

Marie, there is is some information on its grade 11 listing. It was used
by exiled French Benedictine Nuns in early C19. But it doesn't say who built it.


Replied: 18th May 2016 at 21:14
Last edited by Jazzy: 18th May 2016 at 21:15:59

Posted by: Jazzy (8656) 

Marie, interesting thread here about the Mount history.


Replied: 18th May 2016 at 21:24


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