People of the Street

Dedicated to the people who built, lived, worked and worshipped in the street since it was established in the 1780's 


John Hodson Kearsley

MP and Mayor of Wigan. Major shareholder and eventually sole owner of the Wigan Brewery Co.

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James Fairclough

Architect and Builder of several prominent buildings, built and lived in a house on the Street.

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Richardson Thomas Johnson

Architect for Grimes Arcade and the original Royal Court Theatre.

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Richard Leigh

Solicitor in King Street and commissioned the Grimes Arcade

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Thomas Wall

Founder of the Wigan Observer, involved in several public services.

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Sir Thomas Ratcliffe Ellis

A prominent and national figure in the legal profession.

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