Places (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)
One good source of information is "The Diary of Roger Lowe of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. 1663-1678" That gives an account of everyday life in the area. A good friend of mine put me onto that. It used to be available online for free, but I think that it isnt any more.
Added to that are old maps. Even if in some cases they are not accurate, place names can give information as to the history of a particular area. As examples, the words "Senley" as in Senley Green, as well as Billinge and other places are of Viking (or old norse) origin.
What we ex-DG:ers know as Millingford Brook was once marked as Down Brook on some maps. What I always thought f as some kind of mill on Dam Corner used to be a Smithy.
Replied: 23rd Feb 2020 at 19:16