Tom Walsh - Local Historian



I hope that some of the contents in these articles lead readers to look at my home town with fresh eyes (mine) and in so doing see through the mist of bigotry and misinformation deliberately peddled by a one-time police officer from Burma.  Today, I think it would be described as 'fake news'.   I may seem to have been dilatory in taking up the cudgel to right a wrong that incensed me on first reading of it almost 60 years ago at St John Fisher Secondary Modern School, but is no less heartfelt for the delay. I hope I have  managed to portray my love for Wigan, to show why I have been moved to put pen to paper, or more correctly finger to ipad. You see for me WIGAN has no PEER !

I hope you enjoy, 

Tom

Articles


Wigan has No Peer


Bath Time circa 1950


Christmas 1952


Empress Ball Room 


First Day at School


First Day at Work


May Queen


Memories of Scholes


Sunday Afternoons


Television


The King is Dead


The Magic of Electricity


A Lad from Scholes


Deadman's Penny.


Old Market Hall


The Wonder of Woolies


History of M&S Wigan.


Martha Hogg.pdf   (Reproduced from Wigan Archives - Past Forward magazine  - Issue 62)


The Picture House, Scholes


.Wigan Fair


Bonfire Night


Rugby - Triumph & Tragedy


WW1 - Remembering Private John Kelly


St Patrick's Church - the jewel in the crown


Old Father Time - Memories of New Years Eve