Old Industries of Wigan


This section is very much a work in progress. The Society would welcome additional material with reference to the headings below.

In addition any contributions on "Wigan and the Cotton industry", "Clock and Watch makers" and any other Wigan industries of importance would be appreciated.

Please contact peter.fleetwood19@gmail.com  for further information


Bell Founders

Bell Founders in Lancashire & Cheshire

by JP Earwaker in 1890

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Coal Mining

The Wigan Coalfields in 1851

by AJ Taylor

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Blundell's Colleries Technical Developments 1776-1996

by Donald Anderson

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Blundell's Colliery - The Progress of the Business

by Donald Anderson

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Jubilee Exhibition of Early Mining Literature

By A.J. Hawkes Librarian (Wigan Public Library), held between May-Sept 1928)

Printed by Thomas Wall & Sons Ltd

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Wigan Coalfield

Lots of information and data on the colleries of the Coalfield

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Railways - West of Wigan (1770-1870)

Video presentation by Derek Winstanley

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Cotton

Cotton Spinners Directory 1891

Details extracted  for Wigan, including number of spindles and looms, Mills in Wigan, Aspull and Hindley

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Brass Founders & Pewterers

The Boltons Metalworkers of Wigan

by Jamie Ferguson (courtesy of Ron Hunt)

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Wigan Pewterers

Old Marks of Wigan Pewterers

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Wigan & Liverpool Pewterers

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The Marks of Wigan Pewterers

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