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Upload your photos. Thousands of old Wigan photos to browse and comment on.

Wigan Cemetery Index
Wigan Cemetery Index

Index covers 3rd September 1856 to 30th November 2007.

Wigan Message Boards
Wigan Message Boards

General Wigan chat, find out more about Wigan, trace relatives, get help.

What's On in Wigan
What's On in Wigan

Local events in and around Wigan, why not list yours, it's free.

Wigan Chronology
Wigan Chronology

Local chronology from Wigan Almanacs covering most years from 1879 to 1949.

Wigan Classifieds
Wigan Classifieds

Registration not required to list items for sale, wanted, swaps, upload photos.

Local History
Lots more Local History

Town directories, streets, court leet rolls, stories, books...

Wigan Blog
Wigan Blog

General musings mainly about Wigan and the wiganworld website.

Fred Dibnah
In memory of Fred Dibnah, world famous steeplejack.

Wigan Family & Local History Society
Wigan Family & Local History Society.
Wigan FHS

Pubs of the Past
Pubs of the Past Wigan pubs in photos and other info.

Reading Room
Reading Room - 27 pages of old Wigan News from 1890.

Wigan Views, 1908
Wigan Views, 1908. A souvenir booklet of old photos and ads.

The four children of Matthew Henry Herd and Mary Louise Herd (nee Oates), c1916.
Photo: Paul Herd

My grandparents, Matthew Henry Herd and Mary Louise Herd (nee Oates) married at the Parish Church, Wigan on the 29th July 1903. This photograph was taken c1916 and is of their first four children including my father, Reginald Herd at Market Street (far right behind his sister Mary). They traded initially at 34 Market Street under the name Howard Oates and also at 20 Makinson Arcade as Matthew Herd. I think they left Wigan about 1925 and moved to Fleetwood and Morecambe. The businesses were later taken over by their daughter Mary who married Clifford Martindale on the 5th of March 1930 at St Pauls Church. I was born in Chorley and I am trying to establish when my grandparents moved from Sheffield and Leeds respectively where they both lived at the time of the 1901 census.

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Wigan Cemetery Index
Wigan Cemetery Index

Index covers 3rd September 1856 to 30th November 2007.
(117,917 entries)

Gidlow Cemetery Index
Gidlow Cemetery Index

Index covers 14th January 1948 to 13th December 2013.
(16,188 entries)

Hindley Cemetery Index
Hindley Cemetery Index

Index covers 10th June 1880 to 18th December 2012.
(32,307 entries)

Ince Cemetery Index
Ince Cemetery Index

Index covers 6th October 1857 to 10th December 2009.
(39,319 entries)

Westwood Cemetery Index
Westwood Cemetery Index

Index covers 12th January 1946 to 31st December 2007.
(5,697 entries)

Howe Bridge Cemetery Index
Howe Bridge Cemetery Index

Index covers 13th January 1975 to 31st December 2007.
(1,854 entries)

Wigan Genealogy
Wigan Genealogy

Local genealogy for the Wigan area only. 1,000s of names listed.

Wigan Family & Local History Society
Wigan Family & Local History Society

The promotion and encouragement of research into family and local history.

Bluebells in Elnup Wood

Bluebells in Elnup Wood
by David Long

(Sony DSC-RX10M3)

(Wednesday, 12th May, 2021)

Park

Park
by David

(Canon PowerShot G15)

(Tuesday, 1st March, 2016)

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