Resources


Material that could assist in the research and appreciation of the history and heritage of Wigan.

Wigan & Leigh Archives

Wigan & Leigh Archives

The Wigan Archives Service has well over 500,000 documents, photographs, maps and historic books in our collections.

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wiganworld

wiganworld

An exceptional collection of photos, history and memories of Wigan

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Cemetery Index

Cemetery Index

Find graves at Wigan, Gidlow, Hindley, Ince and Westwood Cemeteries, with kind permission of wiganworld

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Wigan Buildings

Wigan Buildings

Wigan Building Preservation Trust (WBPT) - All the Listed Buildings within Wigan Council area, including non-listed buildings that are of historical and architectural interest.

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BETA Education

BETA Education

We are committed to researching local history and recording local people’s memories for the future. Also, with the local community, taking part in local heritage events, thus furthering education and access to local history.

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Old Maps

Old Maps

Ordnance survey maps of Wigan from the 1840's onwards

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Films, Videos & Presentations

Films, Videos & Presentations

Films, videos and presentations on Wigan from 1900 to the present day. Enjoy!

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Derek Winstanley

Derek Winstanley

Although Derek has lived in Illinois, USA, for 40 years, he returns to Wigan nearly every year and has written extensively on local history.Thanks to Derek we are pleased to provide access to his materials on the local history of Wigan and Winstanley.

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Ken Scally

Ken Scally

Some cameo pieces by one of our members - Images courtesy of Wigan Archives

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Tom Walsh - Local Historian

Tom Walsh - Local Historian

Recollections and memories of growing up in Wigan in the 1950s & 1960s.

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Graham Taylor - Local History & Military Historian

Graham Taylor - Local History & Military Historian

This page by Graham Taylor, local military historian, is dedicated to telling the stories of local soldiers, their families and communities in the Great War of 1914-1918 and before.

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Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan

Stories and presentations from Jim who is a retired civil servant with an interest in local and family history, as well as archaeology.

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