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History taken from the Wigan Year Book of 1889. The book contains 40 pages of useful information about Wigan along with a local chronology. Interesting bits in the chronology section include a minor earthquake, tram accident at Newtown and a resolution passed to form a Co-operative Society for Wigan.

Please note: This is a copy of the Wigan Yearbook, and includes any grammar/spelling mistakes.

Page 1 Corporation of Wigan
Page 2 Corporation of Wigan - continued
Page 3 Corporation of Wigan - continued
Borough Police and Fire Brigade
Page 4 Board of Guardians
Page 5 List of Mayors and Bailiffs
Page 6 Mayors of Wigan from 1836
Rectors of Wigan from 1245
Page 7 Borough Magistrates
County Magistrates
Borough Magistrates' Special Sessions
Page 8 Carriers
Page 9 Post Office
Page 10 Post Office - continued
Page 11 Post Office - continued
Page 12 Cemetery
Page 13 Free Library
County Court
Court Fees
Page 14 Bible Society
Royal Albert Idiot Asylum
RSPCA
Sunday School Union
Inland Revenue Offices
Page 15 Borough Elections since the Reform Bill of 1832
Page 16 Elections for South Lancashire
Page 17 Banks
Hackney Carriage Fares
Page 18 The Volunteers
Page 19 Lawn Tennis Club
Cricket Club
Rugby Football Club
Page 20 Recorders and Town Clerks of Wigan since 1627
Literary and Debating Society
Volunteer Shooting Club
Public Baths
Page 21 Churches, Chapels, and Ministers
Page 22 Churches, Chapels, and Ministers - continued
Licensed Buildings for the Solemnizatoin of Marriages
Page 23 Surrogates
Churchwardens
Honorary Overseers
Page 24 Local Boards in the Wigan Union
Page 25 Local Boards in the Wigan Union - continued
Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society
Page 26 Public Officers of the County
Page 27 Subscription Bowling Green
Wigan and Haigh Curling Club
Liberal Club
Conservative Club
Auctioneers and Appraisers
Page 28 Lancashire Quarter Sessions
Public Hall Association
Cyclists' Club
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Page 29 Wigan and District Chamber of Commerce
Creditors' Association and Trade Protection Society
Mechanics' Institution
Page 30 Grammar Schools
Page 31 Local Chronology, 1888-9.
Page 32 Local Chronology - continued
Page 33 Local Chronology - continued
Page 34 Local Chronology - continued
Page 35 Local Chronology - continued
Page 36 Local Chronology - continued
Page 37 Local Chronology - continued
Page 38 Local Chronology - continued
Page 39 Local Chronology - continued
Page 40 Population of the Borough
Borough Census since 1801
Union Census since 1801
 
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