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.
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.
Photo of a Cricket Match played on the Mesnes in 1864, the ground later became Mesnes Park.
Summary of the players with the social aspects!
Some great pre-Xmas reading, written by Chris Southworth for an OND project in 1973.......seems like yesterday!
Produced in October 2020 - It's very challenging to remove some of these buildings, due to several factors.
Discovering the oldest Duke of Lancaster Own Yeomanry grave in Wigan and the varied and interesting life of soldier James Beegan
View the Zoom presentation on Gerrard Winstanley by Derek Winstanley to our Society on 9th Novenber. Derek shared some of his fascinating research into the life and times of radical thinker, Gerrard Winstanley, his family and the influence of Wigan.