A comprehensive history of the hotel, from 1875 to the present day ... and some "personal memories" by Dylan Harris, local historian
An account of the sinking of the New Venture Pit and the events surrounding the the flooding of the mine as told by James Bradshaw the engine winder in 1913.
A Zoom presentation by member, Ron Hunt, to the group in Feb 2021
Brief History of the "lost" St. John's School, the architect and his surprising invention.
Margery Booth - "The Operatic Spy"
Very interesting research on the life and times of Margery Booth, the Wigan born opera singer and the circumstances leading to her role as a spy during WW11. By Graham Taylor.
The development of the Swinley area in the 1870's.
Discover the reason why William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Leverhulme lived in Upper Dicconson Street, from 1877 to 1884
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.
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.