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Wigan Year Book of 1889

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     May 6. - Wigan Quarter Sessions : 7 prisoners. - Wigan Infirmary Annual Meeting.
     May 8. - Inquest on the body of Alice Ann Heaton, killed by the tram accident at Newtown.
     May 10. - Meeting of the Manchester Geological Society in Wigan : Discussion as to the use of roburite in mining.
     May 14. - Presentation to the Rev. C. G. Wilkinson on his leaving the Crawford Village Mission, Upholland.
     May 16. - Local Government Inquiry at Pemberton as to proposals to borrow money for private street improvements.
     May 17. - Death of Mr. James Dickinson, of Balcony Farm, Upholland, aged 76 years.
     May 18. - Special Town Council Meeting to pass New Rates. - Crowning the May Queen at Golborne and Ashton.
     May 22. - Wigan Mechanics Institution Annual Meeting.
     May 23. - Wigan Rugby Football Club Annual Meeting.
     May 24. - Publication of the report of the experts as to the effects of the fumes of roburite on workmen using the explosive.
     May 25. - Death of a child named Mary Ann Hughes, at Ince, from opium purchased at a drysalters : verdict of "death from misadventure" afterwards returned. - Bazaar in St. Peter's School, Bryn. - Opening of a new Conservative Club at Golborne. - Memorial Stone laid of an extension to the Presbyterian School, Wigan.
     May 27. - Liberal Meeting at Ashton.
     May 29. - Severe Thunderstorms in Wigan.
     May 30. - Death of Mr. James Kay, colliery proprietor, Coppull, aged 69. - Starting of the Western No. 2 Mill, Wallgate, Wigan, belonging to Messrs ffarington Eckersley and Company, Limited.
     May 31. - Opening of the new Lancashire and Yorkshire route from Manchester to Liverpool via Pendleton and Hindley. - Death at his residence, Hurst House, Prescot, of Mr. Joseph Evans, J.P., D.L., proprietor of the extensive collieries of Messrs. Richard Evans and Co., Haydock, Golborne, Ashton, &c.
     June 1. - Crowning of the Rose Queen at Stubshaw Cross.
     June 5. - Town Council Meeting : Resolution adopted calling on the Treasury to provide a new County Court building ; the position of Wigan and the new grants explained ; and the re-paving of Standishgate discussed.
     June 6. - Opening of the Wigan Co-operative Stores : Demonstration in the Public Hall. - Presentation of a testimonial from the Royal Humane Society to Mr. Peter Prescott for the rescue of a child from drowning on School Common.
     June 8. - Annual Meeting in Wigan of the Lancashire Branch of the National Association of Colliery Managers. - Death of Mr. John Grime, aged 75 years, for over fifty years registrar of births and deaths for the Hindley District. - Departure of the local volunteers for their encampment in the Isle of Man.

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