Local Heritage Books


A list of books that you may find useful. These may be available from your local library. 

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Recommended Reading List

Hannavy, J. "Historic Wigan", 1990. Carnegie Publishing Ltd., Preston, Lancs. ISBN 0 948789 58 1

Fletcher, M. "The Making of Wigan", 2005. Wharncliffe Books, Barnsley, Yorks.  ISBN 1 903425 86 7.

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, "Wigan The Borough Guide, undated. British Publishing Company Limited. Gloucester.

Walsh, E. and Bithell, E. "Wigan and the English Civil Wars, 2012. BETA 2012 project, BETA, 64 King St.  Wigan.

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Museums Service, "The History and Development of the Wigan Coalfield", undated.

Gillies. A.D. "Wigan Through Wickham's Window", 1988.  Philmore & Co. Ltd., Chichester, Sussex.  ISBN 0 85033 653 8.

Hannavy. J. and Winstanley,  J. "Wigan Pier: An Illustrated History", 1985. Smith's Books (Wigan) Ltd. ISBN 0 9510680 0 8.

Anderson, D. and France. A.A. "Wigan Coal and Iron, 1994. Smith's Books (Wigan) Ltd. ISBN 0 9510680 7 5.

Langton, J. "Geographical Change and Industrial Revolution", 1979. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. ISBN0 521 22490 X.

Anderson,  D. "The Orrell Coalfield, Lancashire 1740-1850", 1975. Moorland Publishing Company, Buxton, Derbyshire. ISBN 0 903485 23 0.

Anderson   D. "Blundell's Collieries 1776-1966", 1986. Wigan Printing, Wigan, Lancs. ISBN  0 9510703 1 2.

Townley, C.H.A., Smith, F.D. and Peden, J.A.,  "The Industrial Railways of the Wigan Coalfield,  Part I, West and South of Wigan"  1991. Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham. ISBN  1 870754 18 2.

Townley, C.H.A., Smith, F.D. and Peden, J.A.,  "The Industrial Railways of the Wigan Coalfield,  Part II, North and East of Wigan"  1992. Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham. ISBN  1 870754 23 9.

Thomas, P. "Massey Bros Coachbuilders", 2011. Venture Publications Ltd., Glossop, Derbyshire. ISBN  978 1905 304 43 1.

Information provided by Derek Winstanley