A collection of historical articles, and reminiscences of Wigan

Tales From The Workhouse - The Bizarre Story of the Infant Funeral.

Tales From The Workhouse - The Bizarre Story of the Infant Funeral.

A short story from the 'Tales of the Workhouse' series. The Bizarre Story of the Workhouse Funeral. By Graham Taylor.

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THE VICTORIAN PLAYBOY                 Johnnie Walmesley of the Hall of Ince

THE VICTORIAN PLAYBOY Johnnie Walmesley of the Hall of Ince

The Walmesley's of the Hall of Ince were a steady landowning family typical of the time. Unfortunately Johnnie Walmesley allowed his private life to blot the family name somewhat as his behaviour continued on until his death in 1937.

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THE BRINDLE FAMILY OF ST. MARY'S

THE BRINDLE FAMILY OF ST. MARY'S

An account of the lives of the Brindle family and their connection to St. Mary's RC church In Standishgate, Wigan. By Graham Taylor.

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Thomas Morris of King Street

Thomas Morris of King Street

As part of the wider King Street Heritage Zone project, 'The Street That Was', this article focuses primarily on Wigan businessman Thomas Morris, his daughter Ellen Ann Robinson Morris, and their connection to the Wigan Brewery in King Street during the mid-19th century. By Graham Taylor

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Giants Hall Farmhouse

Giants Hall Farmhouse

The history of Giants Hall Farmhouse in Standish and its occupants from 1675 to present. By Graham Taylor

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The Life and Times of Richard Makinson and his Arcade

The Life and Times of Richard Makinson and his Arcade

The life and times of tea merchant, Richard Makinson, the quiet and reserved man who built numerous buildings in Wigan town centre. By Graham Taylor & Peter Fleetwood.

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Visiting History - Highfield St. Matthew's Church

Visiting History - Highfield St. Matthew's Church

A visit by Derek Winstanley to the church where he worshipped as a boy and recalling its association with the local mining community.

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The Wigan Territorial Force in World War One

The Wigan Territorial Force in World War One

The Great War history of 1/5th Battalion Manchester Regiment (Wigan Territorial Force) 1914-1919 by Graham Taylor

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Friends of Wall Hey

Friends of Wall Hey

A "friends group" created to protect and renovate the chimney, one of only four structures left in this country.

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Wigan Wallgate Station War Memorial

Wigan Wallgate Station War Memorial

Research into the Wigan Wallgate Station War Memorial that once was on display in the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway loco sheds in Prescott Street, Wigan. By Graham Taylor

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The Macfarlane’s of Henhurst Bridge Foundry

The Macfarlane’s of Henhurst Bridge Foundry

A history of the family and the business from Paul Macfarlane and Andy Lomax.

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