Discover the reason why William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Leverhulme lived in Upper Dicconson Street, from 1877 to 1884
The development of the Swinley area in the 1870's.
Looking to find which year the Directory was printed? Find the Ince Streets and families.
A very interesting and in-depth article by local historian Graham Taylor.
A Zoom presentation by member, Ron Hunt, to the group in Feb 2021
Some history and memories of lost buildings in Pemberton & Highfield
Article by Graham Taylor reserching Beech Hill and the Gill family
A national builder has named a new development in Standish “Brideoake Court” after a local historic figure. But who was he? Find out here.
Photo of a Cricket Match played on the Mesnes in 1862, the ground later became Mesnes Park.
Summary of the players with the social aspects!
An article by our member, Pam Thomas, on the members of the congregation from the Jireh Chapel, Orrell, who fought in the World War One.
A presentation on the Lives of the Eckersley family by one of members, Andy Lomax.
Investigation of the Wigan Coalfield & Mining in Hindley