History of Wigan

Started by: Mac (inactive)

Started: 4th Mar 2013 at 12:18
Last edited by Mac: 4th Mar 2013 at 12:25:10

Posted by: tonker (24048) 

If a 'borough' is an area governed by an administrative body, and if, as is claimed (yet again) in that article, Wigan was the first 'borough' in Lancashire, what was Newton le Willows when Wigan was part of it? A 'borough' maybe?

Replied: 4th Mar 2013 at 19:44

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Replied: 4th Mar 2013 at 19:52

Posted by: tonker (24048) 

Yes. And a 'Hundred' served the same purpose as a 'Borough', didn't it?

Anyroadup, what's that mon got to do with boroughs or hundreds? Is he a Wiganer?

Replied: 4th Mar 2013 at 23:29

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

"Mummy, Can I be a Wiganer for Christmas?"
"No, my little Honky tonk, we can't afford to go up in the World yet. But eat all your mouse droppings up up and you will soon be a big lad, and then you will be able to go there and see how the other half live."

I found that transcript in a bin in Smellins

Replied: 5th Mar 2013 at 08:24
Last edited by Mac: 5th Mar 2013 at 08:28:02

Posted by: tonker (24048) 

Replied: 5th Mar 2013 at 13:12

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

That was the pic I found it with!

Replied: 5th Mar 2013 at 13:47


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