Opening of the Wigan Council Chamber 1890


The book - A Decriptive Sketch was produced Henry Tennyson Folkard, Wigan Chief Librarian, to commemorate the Opening. Copies were provided to all attendees.

The sketch also provides a background into locations previously used.

Book - Descriptive Sketch

Produced from an original copy owned by Ron Hunt


Wigan Observer Report

Recounting the Banquet that followed the opening ceremony. 

The Grime family provided the music, also had a business in King Street synonymous with the Grimes Arcade.