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Interesting Wigan nostalgia book
Started by: ashtonman01 (79) Report abuse
The other day a relative bought a small book from the post office; can't remember exact title, but in it it talks about Wigan's history from 1930-1970, with lots of interesting photos of long lost buildings, shops etc. Most of these photos I'd never seen before and don't appear on WW.

I'm sure some are familiar with this book. Shame we can't share these photos on here; IMO photos described are what this site needs, not some holiday snaps or someone's wedding whom we never knew. Definitely worth a read.

Posted by: i-spy (13504)  Report abuse
Any chance you can find out the title ?

Posted by: ianp. (428)  Report abuse
Hello ashtonman01,
The book isn't about A5 size, with a glossy cover and softback, is it?
The author's name doesn't happen to be Kenneth Hodkinson?
I have a number of local historian Mr Hodkinson's books, which are a pictorial record of bygone days. He has had quite a number of these very interesting books published. Sorry, I do not know how many books. But, the ones I have are all of local areas, such as 'Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods. Additionally, when I bought mine, copies were available in local post offices.
Just thought this may help.

Posted by: tonker (19298)   Report abuse
"The book isn't about A5 size, with a glossy cover and softback, is it?
The author's name doesn't happen to be Kenneth Hodkinson?"


Comical!

Posted by: kathpressey (4470)  Report abuse
Go into Waterstones or the History shop and you will probably find it and others too

Posted by: ashtonman01 (79) Report abuse
To be honest I'm not sure what the authors name was. As I said only a small sized paperback style book. Didn't mention any publishing names, that I can recall. A lot of the photos, though failrly clear, seemed to have been "upscaled" due to a rather distorted look to them, maybe due the low resolution of the originals.

Posted by: ianp. (428)  Report abuse
What do you mean by: 'Comical!' ?

Posted by: elizabeth (5313)  Report abuse
please i would be very interesred in bying the book you mention ,as i live in worcs and elderly i do not get up home WIGAN
like i used to, if you could find out more titlt where to purchase etc and let me know i would by most gratrful, as i am elderly most of relatives and friends are now STARS IN THE SKY i ha ve no one to ask but would love to see may be some people i knew on photos, thank you I THINK RON HAS MY PHONE no / ADDRESS

Posted by: PeterP (6402) Report abuse
ELIZABETH YOU CAN ORDER BOOKS FROM ANY GOOD BOOK SHOP I HAVE IMAGES OF ENGLAND BOOKS==ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD AND GOLBORNE BY TONY ASHCROFT(6)ALSO THE WIGAN COALFIELDS BY ALAN DAVIS(13) BOTH BOOKS GIVE A POTTED HISTORY OF THE AREA
IF YOU GO ONTO SMITHS BOOKSTORE OR WATERSTONES SITES AND TYPE IN WIGAN THERE ARE A FEW BOOKS ON EACH SITE

Posted by: elizabeth (5313)  Report abuse
as I have previously said I llive in Worcs nr Upton on Severn and very hard to walk a distance sorry but i will need a title of the aforementiomed book to be able to get it from my village travelling library

 
 
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