Resources


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

150 Years of St. Patrick's 1847 -1997

150 Years of St. Patrick's 1847 -1997

Booklet produced to celebrate 150 years of St Patrick's Parish. A truly comprehensive history

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Local Heritage Books

Local Heritage Books

Recommended list of books relating to Wigan history and heritage. Access to Library Services

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Save Winstanley Hall

Save Winstanley Hall

A facebook group with a determination to save the Hall. Including some of the work done by the SAVE Wigan group, now Wigan Building Preservation Trust.

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Canal & River

Canal & River

Information and articles on the Leeds & Liverpol Canal and the River Douglas Navigation

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Pit Brow Lasses

Pit Brow Lasses

An appreciation of the work undertaken by women and girls, pit brow lasses" in the Wigan Coalfield. Also, A J Munby who recorded the lives of these women.

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Old Industries of Wigan

Old Industries of Wigan

Work in progrees - Additional material would gratefully received. Particulary the Wigan Cotton Industry" and "Wigan Clock and Watch Makers"

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Wigan Parish Church

Wigan Parish Church

A splended photo gallery of various parts of the Church with the historical details. Also a short history & guide book

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Health & Sanitation

Health & Sanitation

Reports on health and sanitation in Wigan & Districts in the 1870's to 1914

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Orwell - Wigan Diary & Notes

Orwell - Wigan Diary & Notes

Diary and Notes by George Orwell on his vist to Wigan in February 1936. Also a video of a BBC Arena film made in 1983. Thanks to the Orwell Foundation

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History of Wigan - Volume 1

History of Wigan - Volume 1

The History of Wigan in 2 Volumes, Printed by Wall (Wigan Observer) in 1882. Written by David Sinclair or Sinclare, he was living in Colin Street and employed as school teacher.

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History of Wigan - Volume 2

History of Wigan - Volume 2

The History of Wigan in 2 Volumes, Printed by Wall (Wigan Observer) in 1882. Written by David Sinclair or Sinclare, he was living in Colin Street and employed as school teacher.

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Wigan and the Cotton Famine

Wigan and the Cotton Famine

Home Life of Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine. Vivid account concentrating on Wigan and in particular the area around Scholes in 1862

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