The Makerfield Rambler

The Makerfield Rambler - Anthony Pilgrim takes us on his rambles around Ashton-in-Makerfield and the surrounding districts, investigating historical events, locations, and personalities.

The Diary of Roger Lowe (1673-1678)

Described by some as Lancashire's answer to those other great diarists of the period, Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Roger Lowe was an apprentice shopkeeper at Ashton-in-Makerfield during the reign of Charles II.


George Heaton (1840-1910) Engineer & Architect

"Foresight, Sagacity and Thoroughness


"Got Any Gum, Chum?": American Soldiers At Ashton and Golborne in 1944