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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

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Local History
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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.

Lewis Bradley, Wigan RL player
Photo: Keith

Lewis Bradley played 124 games for Wigan from 1911 and scored 136 tries, this is a remarkable record, averaging 1.1 tries per game, if you compare this to Wigan’s "top try scorer", Martin Offiah whose average is 1.17 tries over 159 games, it gives an idea of his achievement. I know the great Billy Boston, Johnny Ring etc., and others have scored more tries but these are averages per games played, not total scored. Of the 21 playing members of the Wigan RL Club who enlisted in WW1, Lewis Bradley was the only one to lose his life, although C. Molloy was blinded. Part of Lewis’s obituary in the local Wigan paper read:- “Quick off the mark he was often past his opposing threequarter before the latter realised Bradley had the ball. Shall we ever forget this speedy wing threequarter at Central Park? He was the idol of the crowd and it only seems like yesterday that he was dashing down the touchline, his long flowing hair blowing in the wind, those long raking strides, and that final natural swerve.” Lewis was a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery and lost his life in the Somme area in June 1918, he’s buried at Vignacourt Cemetery along with over 500 other British soldiers. Although he was playing for Pontypool RU in 1911 when Wigan signed him, he was in fact English having been born near Cinderford in Gloucestershire, a hotbed of Rugby in that part of the world, near the Forest of Dean.

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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.

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