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Posted by: Helen of Troy on 7th February 2024
Where are you?
Norfolk
How did you find wiganworld?
Ages ago
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Thanks for that PeterP. Very kind of you to let me know.
The person in question looking for me...has found me now.
All the best.
Helen
Posted by: PeterP on 6th February 2024
Where are you?
Ashton
How did you find wiganworld?
Member!
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Helen you can sign in has a guest without being a member of WW and may you do so for as long has you wish. I was curious to see if you was a member because over the last few days a relative of yours was trying to make contact with you and sometimes members leave contact details or can be reached through admin
Posted by: Helen of Troy on 6th February 2024
Where are you?
Norfolk
How did you find wiganworld?
Ages ago
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Peter P, I wasn't aware I needed to be a member to post a comment on PAD . Nobody has informed me that I have to 'join up' , are all the other PAD people members ?
Posted by: PeterP on 3rd February 2024
Where are you?
Ashton
How did you find wiganworld?
Member!
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Helen of Troy you have posted on POD for a long while but are you a member of WW? I cannot find you on the members list.
Posted by: Helen of Troy on 27th December 2023
Where are you?
Norfolk
How did you find wiganworld?
Long time ago
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Dek, I am not the best person to give you an answer, all seems a muddle to me all this change of boundaries. I read only this morning that a huge new housing estate was being proposed, to be built in the boundary of Wigan with Salford....I give up ! No doubt someone on WW will have an answer for you.
Posted by: Dek on 26th December 2023
Where are you?
Lowton
How did you find wiganworld?
Reading local history
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I wondered why Lowton is not included in Wigan Streets. I am in Wigan Met Borough, although my postcode is WA Warrington. Is that why?
Although Golbotne is WA Warrington, yet is included, Billinge is St.Helens, but is included, Upholland is West Lancashire and is also included.
Leigh is in Wigan Met Borough and has a WN Wigan postcode, yet is not included.
What about Atherton, Tyldesley etc, are they not Wigan?
What is the meaning of Wigan?
Posted by: Tony on 10th November 2023
Where are you?
Ashton
How did you find wiganworld?
Member
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Would like to thank Grimshaw for his many years of service in our armed forces. God bless you.
Posted by: Tony Smith on 18th September 2023
Where are you?
Willenhall,West Midlands
How did you find wiganworld?
Family history searching for Evans family ,Greenbank,hindley
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I am looking for photos(hopefully) of Greenbank where the Evans lived 1880/1890s and Kirkpatricks where Alfred was Cashier.
I have to say the Wigan speech/dialect has so much in common with the Black Country spoken around here.Sadly,its dying out as we all become more posh.
Posted by: George (Hindley) on 17th September 2023
Where are you?
In Hindley
How did you find wiganworld?
Whilst browsing for Hindley history
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Apparently, according to history, the Sankey Canal was there long before the industrial town of St Helens existed and it didn't even go there when it did. It was extended to there by the St Helens extention when the town's industry grew.
Posted by: tomplum on 16th September 2023
Where are you?
in the studio
How did you find wiganworld?
existing member
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Go to the general board, i hve posted a video showing the sea lock at the marina on fiddlers ferry marina , This board won't accept links
Posted by: tomplum on 16th September 2023
Where are you?
in't cycle lane
How did you find wiganworld?
existing member
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Abram, The sea Lock is in the Warrington side of fiddlers, where the marina is, there is a pub there called the fiddlers ferry, At that pub is a sign board telling the tale of, how it got the name fiddlers ferry.
Its from a french bloke who's name was Viola', and through transation through the ages, the viola became fiddle and fiddle became Fiddlers ferry because, he ran a ferry from over the Mersey,
Posted by: canal enthusiast on 15th September 2023
Where are you?
abram
How did you find wiganworld?
finding information
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st helens canal is a name commonly, although erroneously, applied to the sankey canal.
this mistake came about after the sankey canal and the runcorn gap railway formed a joint company which was named "st helens canal and railway company" which was a "canal and railway company," - "in st helens"
if you took the time to walk along the canal route you would see the namesigns - Sankey Canal
and yes it has a sea-going lock but at least 2 miles beyond fiddlers ferry at spike island
Posted by: tomplum on 15th September 2023
Where are you?
a wom watchin' telly
How did you find wiganworld?
existing member
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The sankey canal is the St helens canal, both are unused now,
[url=https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/sankey-sthelens-canal] and there are boats on the St Helens canal as it has a sea going lock at Fiddlers ferry[/url]
Posted by: Electrical Engineer on 14th September 2023
Where are you?
Rainhill
How did you find wiganworld?
Looking for a plumber
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The Sankey Canal (not st helens canal) was opened in 1757 and closed in 1963.
Fiddlers Ferry power station was opened in 1973,
10 years after the Sankey Canal was closed.
Posted by: tomplum on 13th September 2023
Where are you?
Wigan
How did you find wiganworld?
existing member
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If you are as you say, an electrical engineer, ( can you offer any proof ?) I would have thought that, Throwing light would be second nature to you, to my knowledge, there has never been a Canal going to Rainhill but, there is a St Helen canal that runs down the Sankey Valley and was used to deliver coal to Fiddlers Ferry Power station,
Posted by: Electrical Engineer on 11th September 2023
Where are you?
Rainhill
How did you find wiganworld?
Browsing for canal history
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I was told that my ancestors emigrated to Wigan by hitchhiking along the Rainhill to Wigan canal on barges. As much as I try, I can't find any evidence of there ever being a canal between Rainhill and Wigan.
Can anyone on here cast any light on it?
Posted by: Bill Broad on 7th September 2023
Where are you?
Commonwealth
How did you find wiganworld?
Member for years.
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In reply to Cam who posted recently are you suggesting all the current posters should change their attitude because you want to do some family research.? Ask your questions I am sure someone will answer.
Posted by: Cam on 29th August 2023
Where are you?
Aspull
How did you find wiganworld?
Looking into ancestry.
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Why is the communicate being allowed to be used as a child's playground by so called adult males? The childish bickering and bullying that goes on is appalling, whoever is in charge must be turning a blind eye to the culprits and allowing this behaviour. It isn't fair for people like me who are afraid to ask any questions or ask for help on any subjects of interest or to even join in on Wigan world. It really doesn't look good for overseas people with links to the town looking in.
Posted by: Lisa (Lizziemint) on 9th June 2023
Where are you?
Kent
How did you find wiganworld?
Internet
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If anyone knows the whereabouts of William Martin Whelan (Bill)
Could they get in touch, I really would love to get in contact with my dad. I know he’s back in Wigan, married Maggie then he married again to Ingrid.
He’s often found in Mesnes Park on a Saturday apparently.
Please help get in touch with him.
Thank you! x
Posted by: Paul McCarney on 28th May 2023
Where are you?
Chorley
How did you find wiganworld?
A lived it
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Was taken away