Resources


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

Sir Francis Sharp Powell

Sir Francis Sharp Powell

Life Story and Wigan Observer Report of his 1881 Trial.

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Wigan 1878 - 1978

Wigan 1878 - 1978

Illustrated History of Wigan (1878-1978) produced by the Wigan Libary Service. The advancement in technology have made the images widely available today.

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Britain's War Memorials Online

Britain's War Memorials Online

Two official websites are online, both of which provide information on the tens of thousands of War Memorials in Great Britain

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Sir Roger Bradshaigh

Sir Roger Bradshaigh

Life & Times of Roger Bradshaigh 1628-1684, by AJ Hawkes

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Wigan Infirmary 1866-1872

Wigan Infirmary 1866-1872

Newspaper cuttings - An account from the setting up of a committee in 1866 to the opening ceremony in 1873.

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Opening of the Wigan Council Chamber 1890

Opening of the Wigan Council Chamber 1890

A book produced to celebrate the Opening on 30th October 1890, also a report from the Wigan Observer on the Banquet that followed the opening.

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Myles Standish

Myles Standish

A book published in 1920 and written by Rev Thomas Cruddas Porteus B.A., B.D, Vicar of St. John the Divine, Coppull. Also a copy of his will.

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Churches

Churches

Some interesting history of various Wigan Churches including architecture and memories.

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Simon Radcliffe's photo archive of Wigan Borough

Simon Radcliffe's photo archive of Wigan Borough

Lots of interesting images by SITravels from acoss the borough

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