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Local Chronology, 1911.
1911.
Jan. 4. -  Decision of the Wigan Council to re-establish the Pleasure Fair on the Market Square. - Annual Treat to Old Folks by the Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society.
Jan. 5. -  Mr. H. Eckersley appointed Clerk to the Golborne District Council.
Jan. 7. -  Abram Old Folk's Treat.
Jan. 10. -  Death of Mrs. Alice Johnson, one of the first Lady Members of the Wigan Board of Guardians. - Performance at the Royal Court Theatre by the Wigan and District Amateur Operatic Society in aid of the Pretoria Pit Disaster Fund. - Death of Mr. Thomas Belshaw, of Ince, in his 77th year.
Jan. 11. -  Hindley Old People's Treat. - Tenth Annual Match of the Haigh, Aspull, and Blackrod Ploughing Society. - Public Presentation to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Walsh at Lamberhead Green.
Jan. 14. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Branch of the United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association.
Jan. 18. -  Licensed Victuallers' Ball. - Opening of Extensions to the Hindley and Abram Grammar School.
Jan. 21. -  Death of Mr. Charles Wise, Wigan, Agent for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, aged 41 years.
Jan. 23. -  Empire Ball in aid of the King Edward Memorial Fund.
Jan. 25. -  Higher Ince Old Folk's Treat. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Temperance, Rescue, and Police Court Mission. - Lecture by Father Hugh Benson, M.A., at St. John's Hall. - Wigan Conservative Ball. - Third Annual Meeting of the Wigan Branch of the National League of the Blind.
Jan. 26. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Charity Organisation Society.
Jan. 28. -  Annual Festival of the Wigan Co-operative Society.
Feb. 1. -  Wigan Council reverse last month's decision regarding the Pleasure Fair. - Opening of the Independent Methodist Church, Kendal Street.
Feb. 2. -  Annual Dinner of the Wigan Branch of the Lancashire Farmers' Association.
Feb. 6. -  Death of the Rev. W. G. Proctor, Rector of Rufford, and a native of Wigan, aged 71 years.
Feb. 8. -  Wigan Annual Brewsters Sessions. - Presentation to Mr. O. Cooke, Choirmaster, St. James's Mission Church.
Feb. 9. -  Wigan County Annual Licensing Sessions.
Feb. 14. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Harmonic Male Voice Choir.
Feb. 15. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Branch of the Church Pastoral Aid Society.
Feb. 16. -  Death of Mr. George Kennion Dury, son of the late Rev. E. A. Dury, in his 40th year.
Feb. 21. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Amateur Operatic Society. - Death of Mr. Oswald John Walmesley, Barrister, aged 65 years. - Trial of John James Macauley, Collier, Abram, at the Manchester Assizes, on a charge of feloniously wounding his wife.
Feb. 22. -  Seventh Annual Dinner of the Wigan and District Working Men Butchers' Association. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Subscription Bowling Club.
Feb. 23. -  Grant of 500 to the Mayor from the Rates of the Borough to meet the Expenses in connection with the Coronation Celebration. - Conference of Temperance Workers in Hope Congregational School, under the auspices of the United Kingdom Alliance.
Feb. 25. -  Presentation to Councillor W. Shaw, the Ince Labour Registration Agent.
Mar. 4. -  Death of Mr. Edward McKnight, Chief Librarian of Chorley, and formerly Assistant Librarian at Wigan, in his thirty fourth year.
Mar. 6. -  Adjourned Borough Licensing Sessions: four licences referred for Compensation. - Silver Anniversary of the Wigan Branch of the British Women's Temperance Association.
Mar. 7. -  Local Government Board Inquiry at the Workhouse in regard to the death of a retired collier named Wm. Miller.
Mar. 9. -  Adjourned County Licensing Sessions: three licences referred for Compensation. - Wigan Watch Committee resolved to grant one day of rest in seven for the force in April, 1913.
Mar. 10. -  Local Theatrical Action - Benson v. Worswick and others - at Manchester Assizes.
Mar. 11. -  Death of Mr. James Taberner, Pemberton, aged 77 years. - Presentation to Mr. Henry Twist, J.P., by the Wigan Labour Party and friends.
Mar. 13. -  Death of Mr. Joseph Unsworth, Golborne, in his 54th year.
Mar. 14. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Swimming and Water Polo Club.
Mar. 15. -  Bazaar at St. Patrick's Schools to raise funds for the erection of a memorial to the late Canon Sommer. - First Annual Dinner promoted by the Wigan and District Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Association.
Mar. 17. -  The Bazaar at St. Patrick's opened by Mr. T. P. O'Connor, M.P. - Death of Mrs. James Taylor, formerly at Whitley Hall, in her 83rd year.
Mar. 19. -  Irish Demonstration in the Royal Court Theatre. Speech by Mr. Swift MacNiel, M.P.
Mar. 20. -  Death of Mr. James Ormrod, corn dealer, aged 54 years.
Mar. 21. -  Cage Accident at Scot Lane Colliery, Blackrod. The Under Manager killed.
Mar. 22. -  Wigan Independent Labour Party Bazaar.
Mar. 23. -  Annual meeting of the Poor Children's Treat Committee. - Second Annual Meeting of the Wigan Liberal Association.
Mar. 25. -  Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P., opened the Independent Labour Party Bazaar. - Annual Meeting of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society.
Mar. 27. -  Baron de Forest's slander suit in the King's Bench Division.
April 2. -  Census taken in Wigan and District.
April 4. -  Dead body of a newly-born child found in a hat box in a house in Swinley Lane.
April 5. -  Performance of "The Dream of Gerontius" by the Wigan and District Philharmonic Choir.
April 6. -  Death of Mr. James Winstanley, "Father" of Orrehl District Council, in his 75th year.
April 8. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Miners' Permanent Relief Society. - Meeting in Wigan of the North West District Federation of the United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association.
April 10. -  Death, at Southport, of Mr. James Mason, an old Wigan business man, in his 83rd year.
April 18. -  Death of Miss Mary Speakman, Bryn, aged 92 years - the oldest woman in the Ashton district.
April 20. -  Wigan Off-Licence Appeals at the Liverpool County Sessions.
April 22. -  Opening of Scholes Labour Club.
April 24. -  Poll on the question of whether the Wigan "Pleasure" Fair should be re-established on the Market Square. Result:- For, 4,714; against, 1,013. - Grandmaster Barnes, of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, visited the Duke of Wellington Lodge, Wigan.
April 26. -  Principal Meeting of the Wigan Licensing Compensation Authority: Four Licences referred for Compensation. - Dr. Yamei Kin, a Chinese lady doctor, lectured in the Wesley Hall on the Opium traffic.
May 3. -  Wigan Council decide that the "Pleasure" Fair be re-established on the Market Square.
May 4. -  Commencement of Wigan Shopping Week. - Death of Mrs. Hutton, wife of the Rev. C. W. N. Hutton, Rector of Standish.
May 6. -  May Day Labour Demonstration in Wigan.
May 18. -  Housing Conference in the Old Council Chamber.
May 20. -  Announcement that the Rev. W. Harris, B.A., B.D., had accepted a call to the Ashton Congregational Church.
May 22. -  Strike at Douglas Bank Colliery.
May 24. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Association.
May 25. -  Advance in the General District Rate.
May 27. -  Special General Meeting of the Wigan and District Miners' Permanent Relief Society.
May 31. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Rugby Football Club.
June 1. -  Announcement of the tragic death of Councillor Hugh Ross, Deputy Mayor of the Borough.
June 4. -  Territorial Force leave for camp at Garstang.
June 10. -  Conference in the Old Council Chamber on the Insurance Bill. - Lord and Lady Balcarres give a garden party at Haigh Hall to the members of Conservative Committees of the Chorley Parliamentary Division.
June 11. -  Scarisbrick Street Baptist Sunday School Centenary Services.
June 14. -  Death of the Rev. John Wood, formerly Vicar of Highfield, aged 83 years.
June 15. -  Death of Mr. W. Mitchell, J.P., Golborne, in his 67th year.
June 19. -  Coronation Honours: Mr. W. H. Lever made a Baronet; Knighthood conferred on Mr. T. R. Ellis, head of Ihe firm of Peace and Ellis, Wigan. - Annual Meeting of the Infirmary Subscribers and Governors.
June 22. -  Coronation of King George V. and Queen Mary, celebrated in Wigan and District.
June 23. -  Opening of the Wigan Parish Church Garden.
June 24. -  Announcement that the Rev. W. Wentworth Scott had been appointed Vicar of Abram.
July 5. -  Death of Mr. Frederick Byers, aged 82 years.
July 6. -  Death of Mr. J. F. Dowswell, schoolmaster, aged 67 years.
July 7. -  Charge against a Wigan midwife at the Liverpool Assizes: sentence, seven years' penal servitude.
July 14. -  Death of Mr. J. H. Smith, J.P., Mining Engineer, aged 65 years.
July 17. -  Death, in India, of Adjutant John St. Clair Darlington, aged 27 years, youngest son of the late Henry Darlington, of Wigan.
July 22. -  Wigan and District Canine Society Show.
July 24. -  General Booth in Wigan.
July 26. -  Agricultural Show at Upholland.
July 27. -  Laying the Foundation Stone of Scot Lane Council School, Newtown.
July 29. -  Conservative Demonstration in Haigh Park. - Wigan Midwife's Case: Proceedings in the Court of Appeal. - Wigan Borough Quarter Sessions: Light criminal list.
Aug. 3. -  Deputation of Pit Brow Girls to the Home Secretary to protest against the proposed legislative interference with their work.
Aug. 5. -  Appointment of Junior Inspectors of Mines.
Aug. 6. -  Death of Mr. Charles Bailey, Organist of Standish Church, aged 68 years.
Aug. 7. -  Twenty-second Annual Show of the Winstanley and District Floral and Horticultural Society.
Aug. 8. -  Death of Mr. William Worthington, veterinary surgeon, aged 70 years.
Aug. 14. -  Death of Mr. T. R. Taylor, solicitor, aged 67 years.
Aug. 18. -  Railway Strike: Mass Meeting of workers in Wigan. - Death of Mr. E. J. Grimshaw, Mining Engineer, in his 78th year.
Aug. 19. -  Conservative Demonstrations in Haigh Park and Garswood Park.
Aug. 28. -  Death of Mr. T. E. House, engineer, aged 48 years.
Sept. 8. -  Death of the Rev. Robert Aikenhead, formerly Pastor of King Street Baptist Church, Wigan. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Band of Hope Union.
Sept. 9. -  Death of Mrs. Bell, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Bell, in her 90th year.
Sept. 12. -  Mr. Henry Twist, J.P., adopted Prospective Labour Candidate for the Borough.
Sept. 14. -  Revision of the Borough Voting List.
Sept. 15. -  Death of Mr. James Melling, aged 63 years.
Sept. 18. -  Revision of the Ince Division Voting List.
Sept. 20. -  Recognition Service at Ashton Congregational Church. - Lecture on "Japan and the Japanese," by Dr. W. Murray Cairns, at the Technical College.
Sept. 23. -  The Closing of Pits at Haydock: Official statement published in the "Wigan Observer." - Wigan Infirmary Carnival.
Sept. 28. -  Water Polo National Championship Final: Wigan v. Hyde Seal.
Sept. 30. -  Opening of a New Reform Club in Wigan.
Oct. 1. -  Letter read in St. Catharine's Church from the Vicar, Rev. Travers Stoney, resigning his office owing to ill-health.
Oct. 9. -  Wigan Quarter Sessions: Only one prisoner for trial.
Oct. 12. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Merchants and Traders' Association.
Oct. 17. -  Curtailment of the Wigan Water Supply owing to the low state of the Reservoirs.
Oct. 18. -  Great Church Missionary Meeting in the Pavilion. - Meeting in the Co-operative Hall, Wigan, protesting against the proposed prohibition of women working on pit brows.
Oct. 19. -  Wigan Girls' High School Prize Distribution.
Oct. 20. -  Sale of Gidlow Lane Congregational Mission Church.
Oct. 21. -  Convention of Christian Endeavour Unions in Wigan.
Oct. 24. -  Settlement of the Strike at Douglas Bank Collieries.
Oct. 25. -  Official Opening of the New Wigan Reform Club: Visit of Sir John Brunner, Bart.
Oct. 26. -  Wigan Medical Officer, Dr. James Randal Hutchinson, appointed Medical Inspector under the Local Government Board. - Death, at Oxton, of Alderman Thomas Cook, a native of Wigan, in his 79th year.
Oct. 28. -  Australasian Football team defeated by Wigan, at Central Park.
Oct. 30. -  Mr. Harold Jevons, Town Clerk of Wigan, appointed Clerk to the Durham County Council.
Oct. 31. -  Death of Father John Melling, of Wrightington, in his 70th year.
Nov. 3. -  Death of Councillor Joseph Mitchell, Ashton. - Marriage of Mr. Cecil R. Darlington, at Bombay.
Nov. 5. -  Violent Gale: Cottage damaged in Wigan Lane.
Nov. 6. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan and District Free Church Council.
Nov. 8. -  Empire Bazaar in Wigan organised by the Ince Division Conservative Party.
Nov. 9. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Town Council: Alderman Thomas Ashton elected Mayor.
Nov. 10. -  Death of Mrs. Taylor, wife of the Rev. Thomas Taylor, Vicar of St. Mary's, Ince.
Nov. 12. -  Temperance Sunday in Wigan.
Nov. 15. -  Annual Meeting of the Wigan Education Authority.
Nov. 19. -  Opening of a New High Altar in St. Patrick's Church, in memory of the late Canon Sommer.
Nov. 20. -  Philharmonic Society Concert in the Pavilion.
Nov. 22. -  Meeting in Wigan in connection with Women's Work and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
Nov. 23. -  Death of Mr. Jonathan Longbotham, formerly manager of Norley Collieries, aged 61 years.
Nov. 24. -  Prize Day at the Wigan Grammar School.
Nov. 26. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Latham, colliery proprietor, aged 61 years.
Nov. 29. -  Presentation to Mr. Arthur Rushton, manager of the Maypole Colliery, Abram. - Centenary Bazaar at Hope Schools, Wigan. - Group Conference at the Young Men's Christian Association Rooms, Library Street. - Hindley and Abram Grammar School prize distribution.
Nov. 30. -  Lady Betty Balfour at Ince Public Hall. - Terrjtorial Prize Distribution in the Drill Hall.
Dec. 1. -  The Lord Advocate of Scotland (Mr. Ure, M.P.), and Mr. W. Redmond, M.P., address a Liberal Meeting in the Pavilion, Library Street.
Dec. 2. -  Opening of a New Labour Club at Ashton.
Dec. 4. -  Mr. W. H. Tyrer appointed Town Clerk of Wigan, and Dr. F. B. Wynne (Leigh) appointed Medical Officer for the Borough.
Dec. 5. -  Wigan Master Builders' Dinner: Insurance Bill Condemned.
Dec. 6. -  Prize Day at Upholland Grammar School.
Dec. 8. -  Appointment of Medical Officer at Billinge Workhouse. - Death of Major R. H. Lindsay, third son of the Earl of Crawford, aged 37 years. - Annual Meeting of the Hospital Sunday and Saturday Movement.
Dec. 9. -  Sunday School Union Eisteddfod at Wesley Hall.
Dec. 11. -  Death of Mr. Thomas Bolton, Assistant Overseer for Wigan, aged 54 years. - Performances of the Wigan Amateur Operatic Society at the Royal Court Theatre.
Dec. 13. -  Death of Mr. Ralph Birchall, retired licence holder, aged 84 years. - Lord Charles Beresford, M.P., addressed a Conservative Meeting in the Pavilion. - Second Members' Show of the Wigan and District Canine Society.
Dec. 14. -  Subsidence in Wigan Lane.
Dec. 18. -  Labour Demonstration in the Co-operative Hall.
Dec. 23. -  Mine flooded at Cross, Tetley's Colliery, Banmfurlong: one death.
Dec. 24. -  Death of Sir F. S. Powell, Bart., aged 84 years.


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