Resources


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

The Life of Timothy Coop

The Life of Timothy Coop

Interesting book about the life of Timothy, well known for the Coop's Building in Dorning Street.

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World War 1  (1914-1918)

World War 1 (1914-1918)

Information relating to the Great War

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Wigan Sports Heritage

Wigan Sports Heritage

Collection of local sports related histories

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Haigh Foundry & Brock Mill Forge

Haigh Foundry & Brock Mill Forge

Information on this historic site

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150 Years of Wigan Methodism 1783-1933

150 Years of Wigan Methodism 1783-1933

by C. Deane Little, published in 1933, records the Movements early beginnings, the individuals and their contributions. Lots of information on Sunday and Day Schools.

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Memorials of Hindley & Abram

Memorials of Hindley & Abram

Three Books by John Leyland of Hindley, one a compilation of his letters (1873), one of the History of Hindley (1873), the other of Abram (1881). In addition a C17th diary of an Ashton man, (1663 - 1678)

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Two Hundred Years of Methodism in Wigan

Two Hundred Years of Methodism in Wigan

A 17 page booklet produced by Bert Thomas charting the Wigan history of the movement, the buildings and the influential people.

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Directory & Gazetteer

Directory & Gazetteer

Old Wigan Directories & Gazetters. 1825 - 1876 with Histories

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Wigan 1957

Wigan 1957

A publication produced by Wigan Council packed with with great information from History, Sport & Recreation, to ancient and modern "1957" industries

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Outline History of Wigan

Outline History of Wigan

Well written short history of the town, with some interesting information and less well known facts

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1811 Census

1811 Census

Thanks to Ron Hunt & wiganworld.

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