Articles


A collection of historical articles, and reminiscences of Wigan

21, Upper Dicconson & Lord Leverhulme

21, Upper Dicconson & Lord Leverhulme

Discover the reason why William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Leverhulme lived in Upper Dicconson Street, from 1877 to 1884

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Swinley and the  Wigan Land & Building Company

Swinley and the Wigan Land & Building Company

The development of the Swinley area in the 1870's.

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Directory - Ince Streets & families.....what year?

Directory - Ince Streets & families.....what year?

Looking to find which year the Directory was printed? Find the Ince Streets and families.

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History of Beech Hill & The Thicknesse Family

History of Beech Hill & The Thicknesse Family

A very interesting and in-depth article by local historian Graham Taylor.

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The History & Memories of Wigan Little Theatre

The History & Memories of Wigan Little Theatre

A Zoom presentation by member, Ron Hunt, to the group in Feb 2021

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Lost Buildings - Pemberton & Highfield

Lost Buildings - Pemberton & Highfield

Some history and memories of lost buildings in Pemberton & Highfield

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Beech Hill Farm & The Gill Family

Beech Hill Farm & The Gill Family

Article by Graham Taylor reserching Beech Hill and the Gill family

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Brideoake - Standish

Brideoake - Standish

A national builder has named a new development in Standish “Brideoake Court” after a local historic figure. But who was he? Find out here.

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Earliest "outdoor" photo in Wigan?

Earliest "outdoor" photo in Wigan?

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!

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WW1 & Jireh Chapel

WW1 & Jireh Chapel

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.

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The Lives of the Eckersleys

The Lives of the Eckersleys

A presentation on the Lives of the Eckersley family by one of members, Andy Lomax.

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A History of the Wigan Coalfield & Coal Mining in Hindley

A History of the Wigan Coalfield & Coal Mining in Hindley

Investigation of the Wigan Coalfield & Mining in Hindley

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