History of Timberlakes
"High Riders & Rolls Royces" - charting the history of the Timberlake family and the buildings the company occupied in the town centre.
Swinley & the Wigan Land & Building Company
An article documenting the development of the Swinley area in the 1870's
Wigan Casualties at Gallipoli - WW1
Excellent and dedicated research by Graham Taylor - The list of 5th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, Wigan casualties, at Gallipoli. (Incomplete and still a work in progress)
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.
Read the Story
Highfield Cricket Club - 75 Glorious Years 1924 -1999
King Street Heritage Action Zone
Lots of interesting information on this much needed initiative. Also includes social and architectural information on the buildings within the Zone.
Video - History of the Jireh Chapel by one of our members, Pam Thomas
Article - Memories of the Whit Monday Walks by Tom Walsh
80th Anniversary of the May Blitz on Liverpool 1941 by BETA "The Two Eileens"
Only 1 volume of 2, including Market Street, Wiend, Hallgate, Frog Lane, Wallgate, Millgate, Scholes, Warrington Lane, Castle Yard and Club Row
The "Lost" Buildings of King Street
Part of the King Street Heritage Zone project.
Read about the history of The Palace Cinema, The Shakespeare Hotel and more long gone buildings.
The History of the Church of St Andrew, Springfield
History of the first three vicars, including Rev. William Wickham.
Coal Mining in Hindley by Chris Southworth
Very interesting, including old maps and colliery locations identified on google maps
From one of our member, Marc Selby, who has created a great website.
Early Wigan Rugby remembers the rich history and heritage of the Wigan Rugby Football Club and champions the men who built the club up. The websites aim is to put to bed some myths and explore the true origins and events of the Wigan club from 1862 through to the First Word War.
Our sister website continues to grow with images, history and memories of over 800 buildings of interest across the borough of Wigan.
There is a search facility that you can search for an Area, Building Grade, or an individual building, by using the drop-down lists.
If you would like to recommend a new building of interest or have relevant information on an existing building, please contact:-