Wigan, The "Borough" Guide, c1910

Wigan, The Borough Guide, c1910

Material kindly submitted by Ron Hunt.

Probably the earliest Wigan Borough Guide printed. Adverts have superb old photographs of shop fronts etc. Lots of interesting text including possible origins for the name of Wigan, population, c91,000.

Select a page below:

Cover   Poor scan, black on red

Inside Cover   Borough Guide Series for other towns

Page 1   Rigby's Footwear (photo ad)

Page 2   J. Gregory, Tailor (photo ad)

Page 3   William Skewes, Photography (photo ad)

Page 4   Winstanley & Son, Jewellers (photo ad)

Page 5   A Guide to Wigan

Page 6   Swales & Son, Jewellery (ad)

Page 7   Photo, Market Place

Page 8   R. Platt, Ltd. Booksellers (photo ad)

Page 9   Photo, Wallgate

Page 10   J. Pennington Dispensing Chemist (photo ad)

Page 11   Photo, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Page 12   P. A. Kinley, Speciality: Neckwear (photo ad)

Page 13   Text, WIGAN

Page 14   Text, WIGAN

Page 15   Photo, Market Place

Page 16   Text, WIGAN

Page 17   Photo, The Market Square

Page 18   Text, WIGAN, MODERN CHRONOLOGY

Page 19   Text, COMMERCIAL FEATURES, THE PARISH CHURCH

Page 20   Text, THE PARISH CHURCH

Page 21   Photo, The Parish Church (All Saints')

Page 22   Text, OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP, MAB'S CROSS

Page 23   Photo, The Grammar School

Page 24   Text, FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, READING-ROOM AND CARNEGIE LIBRARY

Page 25   Photo, The Municipal Offices

Page 26   Text, TECHNICAL COLLEGE, THE INFIRMARY

Page 27   Photo, The Mining and Technical College

Page 28   Text, RECREATIVE, WIGAN AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Page 29   Photo, Entrance to Mesnes Park

Page 31   Photo, Mesnes Park

Page 31   Photo, Entrance to Haigh Plantations

Page 32   Text, WIGAN AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Page 33   Text, WIGAN AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Page 34   Text, WIGAN AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Page 35   Text, Swales & Son

Page 36   Barnes', Restaurant (photo ad)

Page 37   The Premier Toilet Saloon (photo ad)

Page 38   Hotels Recommended (ads)

Page 39   Photo album, Pocket Guides (ads)

Page 40   Will Smith, The Postcard King (photo ad)

Page Inside back cover   Motor Index Marks - Wigan is EK

Back cover   Poole's Central Warehouse (ad)

Rear of map 1   R. V. Swarbrick (photo ad)

Rear of map 2   Lace and Co., Ironmongers, Cutlers... (photo ad)