History of Wigan   (Help with ancient and recent history.)

Started by: fedup (193)

Tonker - Don't be so touchy! You are correct in that part of the Wigan Golf Club at Arley Hall is in Bolton, but the history of the club is definitely Wigan-Sir Francis Sharp Powell was a member-he of the statue in Mesnes Park. Lance Todd was a member-remembered at every RL Cup Final, and several others whose connection with Wigan is inseperable and who ran well known businesses in the town eg David Whelan Sports businesses, Bakers Jewellers,Ellseys Vinegar, and others! You should read Jack Winstanleys Book " The Wigan Century"-they have a copy in the History Shop I believe- it is most interesting if you know the history of the town.

Replied: 17th Jun 2018 at 13:45

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