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
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
thank you jazzy
Replied: 1st Apr 2016 at 13:57
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
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
does anyone know the history of the Mount at Orrell. When it was built and who for.
Replied: 18th May 2016 at 20:56
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
Marie, interesting thread here about the Mount history.
Replied: 18th May 2016 at 21:24