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  Posted by Jed on 3rd December 2018  
  Where are you? Canandaigua NY USA
  How did you find wiganworld?    Reference on the Communicate site.
  Comments To Admin

Love the site.

Any chance you could put in a search engine of your own so that users can look for relevant posts?

How do I get back into my post to make a correction?

As I said - LOVE the site.

  Posted by Gerald (Jed) W. Marsh on 2nd December 2018  geraldwmarsh@outlook.com 
  Where are you? Canandaigua NY USA
  How did you find wiganworld?    Reference on the Communicate site.
  Comments Does anyone remember the Marsh family at 60 Billinge Road, Wigan? Or, later, the Horace (Not sure about this name) and Nellie Dean and son Robert at the same address? (Horace made a model steam train that is now owned, I think, by the Wigan Railroad Society).

Or the Nellie and Lily Dean also at 60 Billinge Road?

Or Lily and Lambert Hodkinson on Billinge Road with their son, Arthur?

Or Margaret Marsh of Billing Road (and, apparently, later, at 17 Field Street, Wigan,) whose daughter married Canadian airman Gene Gervais and moved to Vancouver after WW11?

Or Bill Marsh, my Dad, who grew up at 60 Billinge.

  Posted by Alan Armstrong on 29th November 2018  fluer@btinternet.com 
  Where are you? Hordle Hants
  How did you find wiganworld?    Member
  Comments Hi Dougie

My family lived at 255 Wigan Road across from the Star Hotel. They were the Armstrongís.

My uncle was Edmund and would be in his 90ís if he was still alive. Regards

  Posted by Philip W. Ogden on 2nd November 2018  philipwogden@gmail.com 
  Where are you? Colorado Springs, Colorado
  How did you find wiganworld?    by chance
  Comments Just a note to say thank you very much for your wonderful site. Through your Ince cemetery listing, I was able to find two of my great aunts who died in infancy - Sarah Ann Ogden and Sarah Annie Ogden. Their father (my great grandfather) Joseph Ogden emigrated to Birmingham, Alabama and is noted as a pioneer in opening up the steel industry there. His son (my great uncle) Arthur Thomas, who was born in Ince, ultimately became (by 1946) the senior contract officer for the US General Accounting Office.

Thanks again for your wonderful site.

Philip W. Ogden

  Posted by Helen Riddick on 28th October 2018  Helenriddickrobinson@gmail.com 
  Where are you? Lancs
  How did you find wiganworld?    Web search
  Comments Hi,
Fantastic site. We think we have found great grandma and grandadís grave. Any other information on the Riddick family around 1920 would be appreciated. Also any information on a confectioners business at the same time, in the Hindley area run by a lady called Phoebe?
Thank you

  Posted by sarah smith on 9th October 2018  lilicsarah@yahoo.co.uk 
  Where are you? wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    web search
  Comments This is an amazing website I have been able to find family graves using the stuff column on the web page would love to join to do more research hope to hear from some one soon

  Posted by Keith Beckett on 27th September 2018  
  Where are you? Ashton
  How did you find wiganworld?    Member
  Comments Hi Dougie,you're spot on with his age. Find my past lists him as Edmund born in 1928 and his current location as Whitledge Green. A stones throw from the house on Wigan Road.

  Posted by Dougie on 26th September 2018  
  Where are you? Ashton
  How did you find wiganworld?    just looking
  Comments Also knew an Eddy Armstrong that lived across from the Star Hotel on Wigan Road that would be about number 255 if I remember correct he would have been about 90 by now, there is a better man on here that maybe able to help if he see's this

  Posted by Dougie on 26th September 2018  
  Where are you? Ashton
  How did you find wiganworld?    just looking
  Comments Just a Yes or No will do,
would your Dad be Thomas(Tommy)Armstrong aged 79 from Downall Green,

if so I remember him from my school days he had contact with a end shop fronted house on Wigan Road,Ashton-in-Makerfield

  Posted by Alan Armstrong on 23rd September 2018  fluer@btinternet.com 
  Where are you? Hordle Hants
  How did you find wiganworld?    Browsing
  Comments Hi Iím trying to contact anyone who may have a connection with my great grandmother Ellen Armstrong nee smith. She lived at 255 Wigan Road.....

Can anyone help me to log onto this site.....

  Posted by Veronica Biggadike on 17th September 2018  
  Where are you? Westhoughton
  How did you find wiganworld?    Years ago at the beginning WW
  Comments Just attempting to log in on here out of curiosity and Family History purposes.

  Posted by Helen of Troy on 15th September 2018  
  Where are you? Norfolk
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ages ago
  Comments Seanne, I think I have also located the birth & death information of Sylvester & Ellen.

  Posted by Helen of Troy on 14th September 2018  
  Where are you? Norfolk
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ages ago
  Comments Seanne, you may have this info already...

4th June 1910 Christ Church, Ince
Sylvester Fairhurst 22 yrs, a miner of 162a Ince Green Lane married
Elizabeth Ellen Ellison 21ys of 56 Keble St.
Grooms father Thomas Fairhurst occp. Fireman
Brides father John Ellison occp miner.
Witnesses Joeseph Rimmer & Mary Ann Rimmer.
Married bt Banns by Robert Whitehead

  Posted by Seanne palmer on 12th September 2018  Seanneandalan@hotmail.co.uk 
  Where are you? South england
  How did you find wiganworld?    Website search
  Comments Hello
Im desperatly trying find information about my family from wigan the fairhurst ny grandad was william fairhurst better known as billy an his parents were sylvester an elizabeth ellen i know they lived on york street herbert street an ince green. i was trying register to go on the forums but not letting me

  Posted by Jayne Beaumont (Glynn) on 8th September 2018  jaynebeaumont@gmail.com 
  Where are you? Blackpool
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ex-member
  Comments I was a member of this site years ago but forgot my login details etc. Would love to join again but keep getting an error when going to Register page. Please help me to re-join. Love this web site.

  Posted by lee finch on 7th September 2018  commando29@gmail.com 
  Where are you? kendal cumbria
  How did you find wiganworld?    links
  Comments hi guys i wish to join the site but it comes up as an admin email error when i register, i wish to contact like minded people to research the finch family in the wigan area which i have recently found out i am from. please contact me on my email above if you wish to chat
lee finch

  Posted by Colin on 7th September 2018  
  Where are you? in Europe
  How did you find wiganworld?    web
  Comments Hell there i worked in the Number 2 mill in 1960 first as a carder then in the lap room omg i love working there. The people that worked there was so nice to each other and the management did everything to ensure the employee's where well looked after. My aunty and uncle also worked there in fact most on my family worked there. I remember me and a few buddies would go and l play soccer at dinner hour . I also remember we used to dance in the canteen . Also the workers used to put on pantomime at chrismas time ..tell you i really miss the old days and the friendship people made working in Ekerlseys Mill . :(

  Posted by andrew on 3rd September 2018  drew1960@6ginternet.net 
  Where are you? wigan
  How did you find wiganworld?    tinternet
  Comments looking for photo of heatons chip shop near caroline st wigan

  Posted by Deen Salleyman on 26th August 2018  deensalleyman@sky.com 
  Where are you? prescot
  How did you find wiganworld?    internet
  Comments Helen you could`nt email me a copy could you
i would be very grateful if you could my
email is deensalleyman@sky.com

  Posted by Helen of Troy on 24th August 2018  
  Where are you? Norfolk
  How did you find wiganworld?    Ages ago
  Comments Deen, do you know if your grandfathers siblings were older/younger than him ? If you do 2 good places to look for BDMs & christening info are...

Lancashire Parish Clerks Online and the link to Lancashire BDMs given on the Wigan History Soc. Link on Wigan World.

I located your great grandparents marriage registered on Lancashire BDMs

Both sites easy to use.

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