Wigan Past will contain news and true stories of things that happened in Wigan. Listed in date order.
Fatal train crash at Hindley
On the 24th July, 1900 there was a fatal train crash at Hindley. It happened at Amberswood Junction, killing the driver and one passenger. There were also twenty-five other passengers injured...
It was five o'clock on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 18, 1908 when an explosion ripped the heart out of the Cannel Mine (No 1 Pit) at Abram's Maypole Colliery.
For love of Dolly
Wigan's strangest mining disaster. A railway engine named Dolly and driver Ludovic Berry disappeared down a mine shaft. They are still there to this day...