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Appley Bridge (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Sunday 7th August 2022

I've read about the meteorite landing in Appley Bridge before, but have never seen the original newspaper article from the time. Other interesting snippets too...

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Wrightington (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Friday 5th August 2022

Lots of news including death from hydrophobia and the opening of Wrightington Hospital in 1933 for treatment of non-pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Whitley (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Thursday 4th August 2022

An interesting article refers to a James Taylor who purchased the Rendcomb Park estate, in Gloucestershire, an area twice the size of Wigan borough at the time.

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Upholland (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Elopement, robbery, assault, fire, theft and all sorts of other news, Upholland was mentioned in the news a lot...

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Swinley (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Tuesday 2nd August 2022

Not sure how common deaths were to domestic servants, but we have two separate reports of these, both occurring on Swinley Lane.

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Standish (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Monday 1st August 2022

Read the strange story about how a Canadian woodcutter ending up in a Standish wood where he lay for ten days... Plus other interesting articles.

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Shevington (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Sunday 31st July 2022

Assault, theft, attempted murder, infanticide, shooting etc. And you thought Shevington was a sleepy village.

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Platt Bridge (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Saturday 30th July 2022

I posted "DId the coroner say that?" a while ago because I couldn't believe how insensitive the coroner was. Well, there's another coroner with something to say and I think it's even worse than the other one!

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Pemberton (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Friday 29th July 2022

Interesting news for Pemberton - from a suicide in 1837, a railway accident in 1854, someone poisoned because of a surgeon's mistake and many other stories...

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Orrell (Interesting Old News)

Published by Brian on Thursday 28th July 2022

Another mixed bag of old, interesting news, this time for Orrell. Read about mystery bones found at the Stag Inn and a toy balloon fraud...

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