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Britain's History in Photos.
historyworldOld photos and adverts from the Victorian era to the 1950's - A personal project that will always be 'in progress.'
Wigan Directory
Local businesses.
Wigan DirectoryBusiness Directory for the Wigan area. List your business for free.
Wigan Times
Local Magazine.
Wigan TimesNew local magazine, contributions welcome.
Community Information
AiMiAiM.i is an online noticeboard showing news, events and history from some of the groups, organisations and people making a positive contribution to the town.
Wigan Shades
Both a serious and a humorous site
Wigan ShadesEddies site with over 100 old Wigan Photos. Eddie provided me with some old pics, thanks.
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Official site of Wigan MBC
Wigan Metropolitan Borough CouncilThe official site of Wigan MBC - Lots of information about the town, and services of the council etc.
Ashton-In-Makerfield Community Forum
Ashton Community, formed in 1997
Ashton-In-Makerfield Community ForumNice site for anyone from Ashton with news, photos, info and links to other Ashton sites.
Manchester 2002
Includes info on Wigan
Manchester 2002Manchester - A Virtual Encyclopaedia of the City, the Metropolitan County and the Northwest Region of England in the Third Millennium.
CAMRA Wigan Branch
Campaign for Real Ale
CAMRA Wigan BranchEvery pub in the Wigan area is listed on this site with info and stats.
Wigan Archaeological Society
Includes monthly, online newsletter
Wigan Archaeological SocietyExcellent site that tells the history of Wigan and the Society's current projects, newsletters, meetings etc.
St. Jude's, Poolstock Lane, Wigan
Now includes St Jude's Primary School
St. Jude's, Poolstock Lane, WiganBig site with lots of information and history of St Jude's and St Joseph's - check out the archives.
Billinge History Society
Regularly updated
Billinge History SocietySuperb site with hundreds and hundreds of old Billinge-related photographs. Well worth a visit.
Jeff's Wigan Dialect
Eaw fot speyk reet!
Jeff's Wigan DialectA collection of Lancashire Dialect Verse from the Wigan area, site created by Wiganer Jeff Unsworth.
The Standish Homepage
Nice site
The Standish HomepageVery well designed site focusing on Standish. Large site that is updated regularly.
Top Lock
Yahoo Group
Top LockYahoo Group site aimed at the Top Lock village, Aspull. Anyone can view the pics, no need to join.
James Lawrence Isherwood Art Site
Lots of Wigan paintings
James Lawrence Isherwood Art SiteA website dedicated to one of the best kept secrets in the UK art world, Isherwood of Wigan.
Abram Morris Dancers
Dates back to the 1800s
Abram Morris DancersLots of information about the Abram Morris Dancers, along with history, photos etc. Worth a visit.
Lowton Web Site
Lowton, Lancashire
LowtonLowton, part of the Wigan Metropolitan Borough, Lancs, on the Internet.
George Formby Songs
George Formby site.
G4MBY.COMThe only site on the internet to feature George Formby's songs in MIDI format!
It's a shed of a website!
PlattbridgerClaiming to be the worst site on't web! A humorous look at Platt Bridge.
Wigan Town Genealogy
Yahoo Group
Wigan Town GenealogyGenealogy specifically for Wigan Town, Lancashire, UK. Post your query to the message board .
Coal Mining History Resource Centre
UK mining history
CMHRCMassive site covering all aspects of mining. Some Wigan colliery prints.
Atherton Royal Naval Association
Atherton RNA
Atherton RNARoyal Naval Association website with plenty of photos, roll of honour, humour section, links and history.
Wigan Folk Club
Lots of info and photos
Wigan Folk ClubInformation about the folk club and current issues / archives of Folkal Point - a weekly issued guide to acoustic music in Wigan and the North West of England.
A must for VW fans
VolksWiganMore Volkswagen photos than you can shake a stick at! News, history, meetings...
Howling Dog
Comic poems, humour, Lancashire and owt else you fancy!
Howling DogSteve Morris's site including poems, humour, images and lots of Lancashire info - well worth a visit.
Wigan Wheelers Cycling Club
Founded 1919
Wigan WheelersSite of the Wigan Wheelers Cycling Club, includes news, calendar, results, history and lots more.
Comedy Poured Over A Bed Of Feline Madness
SiliconhellWiganer's humour site about cats, including diary of "Jack the Wigan Mad Cat" - Lots of jokes, images...
Members of Upholland Grammar School, 1961
M.U.G.S.61Site aimed at trying to contact ex-pupils from the intake that started in September 1961, with a view to organising a reunion sometime in 2005.
Hawkley FC
Affiliated to the Lancashire Football Association
Hawkley FCHawkley FC's own site with news, teams, club history and lots of photos in the gallery.
David Barrow Paintings
Lots of Wigan scenes
Hawkley FCSuper paintings by Davaid Barrow, with lots of local scenes including Wigan Casino, Wigan Market and the Pier.
St Mary's and St John's, Standishgate
St Mary's and St John's in Wigan
St Mary's and St John's, StandishgateThis is the web-site of St Mary and St Johnís parishes of Standishgate, Wigan.
Wigan Parish Church
Parish Church of All Saints Wigan
Wigan Parish ChurchVery informative website with lots of news, information and photos. Worth a visit to look at the many unique photos.
St Michael's & All Angels
In the Parish of Dalton
St Michael's & All AngelsSuper site about St Michael's in Dalton with lots of photos, information and an excellent genealogy search facility.
Gary Wilkes
Gary WilkesSet up by Independent Councillor Gary Wilkes, the site is to inform Bryn People of what is going on in the area and what he gets up to as a local elected Councillor.
SHEVIBOWLSIf you live locally and like bowling then this site is a must see. Extensive site, seems to cover all of Wigan - includes fixtures, leagues, photos and lots more.
Garswood Hall Bowling Club
Garswood Hall Bowling Club, Bryn
Garswood Hall Bowling Club, BrynGarswood Hall bowling website with plenty of info and lots of photos, old and new. Also features a Bryn & Band section.
World War Two Poems
By a Wigan War Widow
World War Two PoemsWritten during and after World War II by Kathleen Lowe/Oliver, a Wiganer now living in the state of New Jersey USA.
Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks Project
Detailed local history
Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks ProjectLots of local information. Covers the Wigan area and townships. Also a very detailed page about the Pretoria pit disaster at Westhoughton.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
A walk down the canal
Leeds and Liverpool CanalA personal website chronicling our walk along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, with photos and words.
St. Matthew, Highfield, Wigan
The Parish Church of St. Matthew
St. Matthew, Highfield, WiganComprehensive site containing parish registers available online for general use by local and family historians.
Jonathan Dewhurst
Jonathan (Jonty) Dewhurst (1837-1913)
Jonathan DewhurstJonathan Dewhurst was a major figure on the Victorian stage, a renowned tragedian and Shakesperian actor.
Lancashire Authors' Association
Preserving an interest in Lancashire History and Traditions
Jonathan DewhurstThe objects of the Association are to foster and stimulate public interest in all aspects and forms of literature, both Lancashire orientated and general, as well as preserving an interest in Lancashire History and Traditions.
Hindley Green Residents Association
If you live in Hindley Green please get involved
Hindley Green Residents AssociationHindley Green Residents Association (HGRA) is a group of ordinary people who care about Hindley Green and who work together to improve it.
Wigan Man
In-depth site with lots of history
Wigan ManWigan Man is one man's personal website with the emphasis on local history (lots of it) and photos. Lots of local content, well worth visiting.
Bob Brierley
Independent Councillor for Hindley Green
Bob BrierleyBob was elected as Councillor in 2008 and his site contains local issues and news for Hindley Green.
The British road network, lots of Wigan photos
roadsUKBig website with lots of information and photos by a local lad, hence lots of Wigan photos.
Wigan History Search
Comprehensive forum site
Wigan History SearchWigan History Search is a large and active local forum discussing Wigan's rich history.
Art by Isherwood
Official James Lawrence Isherwood website
Art by IsherwoodA showcase for the work of the famous Wigan artist. Very nice site with life story, paintings, photos, news and more.
Dedicated to all watercolour lovers
watercolourfreedom.comLocal artist Alan Owen's site to promote water colouring. Free demos on site for public use.
Support Our Soldiers
SOSShow your support for members of the British Armed Forces. There are lots of ways to get involved, big site with lots of info.
The Wilson Family
Database of Wilson families
The Wilson FamilyThis is a database of Wilson families in and around Wigan but principally it is Wilson families orginating in the Eccleston, Wrightington, Parbold area.
Springfield Park
The Springfield Park Memorial Website
The Springfield Park Memorial WebsiteInteresting and in-depth website about Wigan Athletic's original ground, Springfield Park. Lots of information and photos plus forum and other stuff.
Mild & Bitter Were The Days
Wigan Athletic book by Ken Barlow
Mild & Bitter Were The DaysIt was Wigan 1970 and football violence was beginning to dominate U.K. football, even non-league Wigan Athletic FC had 'boot boys' in their ranks. A love for Wigan's lowly football team, combined with bafflement by the fairer sex, leads Ken to assert at the time that "Life Wur pot".
344 - A story of the Pretoria Pit Disaster
New book about the Pretoria Pit Disaster
344 - A story of the Pretoria Pit DisasterFor Wigan people who have an interest in mining, its people and its history, this book is a must. Plenty of pics to look at on the site.
Where to Go
Where to go with kids in Wigan
Where to GoThe ultimate local guide of where to go and what to do for you and your family. Distributed to 12,000 parents free of charge quarterly.
Save Wigan
Campaigning to save Wigan
Save WiganCampaigning to save Wigan's local buildings and monuments. Informative site listing buildings at risk, news, photos and more.
Swinley Residents Group
Informative site for Swinley residents
Swinley Residents GroupA great website containing lots of information for Swinley including events, photos, forum, guestbook, links and lots more.
Owens Walks
Walks around Lancashire
Owens WalksWell researched walks with free guides that include a map, GPS reading and a commentary as well as other interesting stuff.
Wigan Calendar Girls
The Pie's The Limit!
Wigan Calendar GirlsWigan girls bare all for Christies! Informative site with events, news and photo gallery with details of how you can buy the calendar.
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine
Why not pay a visit?
Trencherfield Mill Steam EnginesTrencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built over 100 years ago, this mammoth metal powerhouse was regarded as a feat of industrial engineering.
Wigan Civic Trust
Founded in 1975
Wigan Civic TrustA society, that takes an interest in the environment and heritage of Wigan. Monthly meetings held on the second Monday of the month.
Explore Wigan's Greenheart
Discover your local countryside
GreenheartFrom parks and lakes to woodlands and wetlands, Wigan borough is full of wildlife, heritage and opportunities to enjoy the countryside on your doorstep.
Friends of Hindley Station
Transforming the appearance of Hindley Station
Friends of Hindley StationThe Friends of Hindley Station (FOHS) are a group of volunteers who meet and work together to benefit the railway station in Ladies Lane, Hindley.
Way to Work
Easy to use
Way to WorkA new on-line support and guidance service, which aims to help residents and businesses in Wigan and Leigh cut right through the clutter and put specialised services at people's fingertips.
Family Service Directory
Useful resource
Family Service DirectoryInformation about services and activities for parents/carers, children and young people.
Healthy Business Award
Making healthier choices easier
Healthy Business AwardInformation about the healthy business award, how companies can take part in the award scheme and where you can go in the Wigan borough to enjoy healthier meals.
My Life, My Choices
Improving the quality of life
My Life, My ChoicesA signposting service for care, health and support services for adults in the Wigan Borough.
Alex James Hope Fund
Raising funds for a life changing operation
Alex James Hope FundRaising funds for 3 year-old Alex. The target of £45,000 will pay for a life changing operation.
John Sharrock Taylor
Writing, autobiography, genealogy
John Sharrock TaylorInformative site, read all about John's new book, "A Wigan Chilhood".
Hindley Residents Association
Active in the community
Hindley Residents AssociationDetails about Hindley Residents Association who meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Wigan Borough Veterans Council
Offering a wide variety of help and guidance
Wigan Borough Veterans CouncilVery informative website with lots of help, guidance, a blog, gallery and lots more.
Lanky Beat
The Lankypedia of Lanky Bands
Lanky BeatBill Hart's massive site containing venues and bands, old and new, within Lancahire. Lots of Wigan related information.
Active Living
Comprehensive website, lots of events
Active LivingThe Active Living Team provide programmes to support people to get more physically active to improve health and quality of life.
Restore Haigh Hall Country Park
Have your say!
Restore Haigh Hall Country ParkWebsite intended to voice the concerns of visitors to Haigh Hall Country Park.
Wigan is Changing
Lots of info and virtual tours
Wigan is ChangingFind out more about the Wigan Life centres, other life centres in the borough and Wigan Council's customer access strategy.
 This Northern Soul

Wigan Family & Local History Society

Fred Dibnah

Never Watch Alone

Wigan band

Superb aerial photos of Wigan

1st Ashton Scouts

The LINC Online

News, Weather, Games...

Wigan Borough Sports Council

Wigan Photographic Society

Wigan View

Wigan Pier Night Spot

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