Stuff

Stuff that doesn't fit in any other category will appear here. Use the navigation on the left to look around, this section is by far the biggest on the site.

Local Books

Founded on CoalBook

A history of a coal mining community: The Parish of St. Matthew Highfield and Winstanley by Ray Winstanley and Derek Winstanley.

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Further HistoryBook

Further History of Winstanley and Highfield - Ray Winstanley.

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Childhood MemoriesBook

Fred Foster's book about his recollections from 1931 to 1950.

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The Shop in Billinge RoadBook

No. 94, Billinge Road. Shop stories from 1963 by Fred Foster.

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Park Collieries, 1948 to 1959Book

Fred Foster's book about his recollections from 1948 to 1959.

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Parkside Memories, 1959-89Book

Fred Foster's book about his recollections from 1959 to 1989.

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Wigan Chronology
Wigan Chronology

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


Memories
Memories

Your memories of old Wigan streets and shops.


Court Leet Rolls
Court Leet Rolls

Interesting insight into what life was like in Wigan in the 1600s.


I remember
I Remember...

Fond memories of items and events in Wigan.