A collection of historical articles, and reminiscences of Wigan

WW1 -The Earlam Johnson Family

WW1 -The Earlam Johnson Family

Fascinating and tragic account of the Earlam Johnson Family and World War 1. by Graham Taylor

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Vote100 - Thorley Smith

Vote100 - Thorley Smith

Very interesting article by Tom Walsh.on Thorley Smith, a man committed to women's suffrage. 2018 marked 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed the first women, and all men, to vote for the first time. The UK Parliament celebrated this occasion by requesting articles, Tom's article was selected and published..

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Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen

Interview - I scored for Wigan Cricket Club

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Gin - A Tale of Caution

Gin - A Tale of Caution

A salutory tale of the evils of Gin "Mother's Ruin" from the Hanoverian period. by Andrew A. Hanham

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Paintings of Market Place

Paintings of Market Place

An article discussing the 1824 painting by John Harwood and comparing with the later works

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A First Date.....how it was in the 60's

A First Date.....how it was in the 60's

An amusing presentation by one of our members at the Society's "Zoom" monthly meeting, on Monday 10th August 2020.

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The History of the Wigan Flashes

The History of the Wigan Flashes

A very interesting history of the Wigan Flashes by Dr. Mark Champion & Patricia Rigg, and also the work undertaken by Lancashire Wildlife Trust improving the habitat for birds and other wildlife.

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Belgian House

Belgian House

Local historian Marianne Howell shares some little known history on Belgian House, at the corner of Earl St and Dicconson St, Wigan

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Theodore Major: a forgotten twentieth-century master

Theodore Major: a forgotten twentieth-century master

An article by Michael Howard on the works of the well known Wigan artist Theodore Major. Michael taught both academic and studio-based students for many years at Manchester School of Art

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Eliza Winstanley - Wigan born Actress & Author

Eliza Winstanley - Wigan born Actress & Author

Interesting research By Dr. Jane Woolard, Lecturer - University of Tasmania, concentrating on Wigan born Eliza Winstanley, and her acting and writing career in Australia and London. A resolute woman indeed.

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James Higson - For Queen, Country & The Crawford's.....

James Higson - For Queen, Country & The Crawford's.....

History of James Higson - celebrated occupant of the lodges at the Plantation Gates.

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