BETA Education


About BETA

  • Registered Charity established to improve Literacy and the love of learning.
  • Committed to researching local history and recording local people’s memories for the future.
  • Works with the local community, taking part in local heritage events, thus furthering education and access to local history.
  • Basic Education & Training for Adults was established September,1991. 
  • Researches local history working with and for the benefit of the local community.
  • Organises community events and presentations. These activities are funded through small grants and fundraising and are run by volunteers. 
  • Seven regular volunteers and can call on more when needed. These volunteers cover a wide range of ages and ability.
  • Does not have any paid staff.
  • BETA is a registered education charity and is well established in Wigan and known for research into local history, working with a diverse group of local people of all ages and abilities.

For more information


Below are some great publications that are freely available to view or download. Enjoy


Lest We Forget - WW2

Events, facts and memories of World War II

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A Window on 2,000 years of Wigan history

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Wigan & the English Civil Wars

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When We Were Young

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Then & Now Wigan

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Local Wigan Memories of World War 1

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