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Thomas Eckersley


Thomas Eckersley
Thomas Eckersley
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 16429
Thomas Eckersley, seated, was Mayor of Wigan in 1842 and 1846, when the mayors of Wigan were exclusively nominated from the landed gentry and business people. Photo taken from Bob Blakeman's "Wigan, A Historical Souvenir"

Comment by: Fletcher on 4th December 2010 at 23:13

Was Thomas Eckersley the owner of Eckersley's Mills?

Comment by: Andrew Lomax on 5th December 2010 at 12:03

Nope. He was no relation and the family of mill owners expired in 1935, the last being Nathaniel Ffarington Eckersley who built the Western Mill's, his grandfather built the original mill's onsite which became known as Large and Old mill. They were both demolished in the 60's and the Western Mill's remain.

Comment by: dave b on 8th December 2010 at 12:23

i remember a song by the Pealers called christmas time at Eckersleys mill

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