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 i-pad. You see for me WIGAN has no PEER !
I hope you enjoy,
Martha Hogg.pdf (Reproduced from Wigan Archives - Past Forward magazine - Issue 62)
WW1 - Remembering Private John Kelly
St Patrick's Church - the jewel in the crown
Old Father Time - Memories of New Years Eve
Whit Monday - Memories of Walking Day
A Lad from Scholes meets Queen Victoria
A Christmas Story, to melt your heart.
The Circle of "New Years" Life.
Haigh Hall - A Pearl in Wigan's proud history