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Northern Soul list 3
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bambam 54 1,582 15th Apr 2024, 20:01
Gustavus
Ravens Inn, Danes Gate, Hindley
On the 1861 census William Prescott's address is given as Ravens Inn, Danes Gate Hindley, ...
annron1928 16 3,487 30th Mar 2024, 23:55
mollie m
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bambam 265 5,754 27th Mar 2024, 21:43
bambam
Gents tailors
Does or can anyone recommend a Gents Tailors i would to have a suit made from scatch G.B.
GOLDEN BEAR 14 881 23rd Mar 2024, 12:40
bentlegs
Wigan Tech Spring Gardens Annex 1970-72
I did my A levels at Wigan Tech 1970 - 72, and I recall that some of the lectures were in ...
ML1954 8 531 23rd Mar 2024, 12:28
bentlegs
Bygone Wigan...
[url=https://youtu.be/YmtvbAyy_dE?si=MdZF84DyO7wS3Ovz]A series of clips showing the old Wh...
chatty 4 356 22nd Mar 2024, 16:56
bentlegs
Golborne colliery
Can anyone tell me how it got Kidglove as a name please?
flaggy delf 1050 37,524 20th Mar 2024, 06:10
PeterP
S@S club downall green
Many happy memoties of this club.Any one else ever go there?.
fireplace6899 77 4,126 7th Mar 2024, 08:47
gaffer
Strangeways Hall farm
On the 1845 6-inch map of Hindley there is a house called "Strangeways" which I think is w...
Barley 24 2,129 29th Feb 2024, 22:28
Anne Maria
temperance bars
I wonder if anyone remembers a temperance bar in King St in the 1950s? I am sure I rememb...
Kathy T 32 1,873 27th Feb 2024, 20:05
Kathy T
A BBC archive documentary from 1972 about
[url=https://youtu.be/Lx3v4o2dypA?si=PaCBDTdDlRCiOUid]Bickershaw pop festival featuring...
chatty 1 149 27th Feb 2024, 19:45
JR
WHEN WIGAN WENT BEAT CRAZY...
"In 1964 Sean Connery came to Wigan via Russia and with love. The Beatles also came but mo...
chatty 18 605 26th Feb 2024, 21:35
JR
Back Scholes
Hi Does anyone have any information about a place called Back Scholes? I had done old ...
JGWilson83 - 103 26th Feb 2024, 11:50
JGWilson83
Billies Carpets
Does anyone remember Billies Carpets in Standish if so where was it.
cindy 3 201 9th Feb 2024, 13:55
cindy
Trencherfield Mill
Does anyone know what job is being carried out on the Tower at Trencherfield Mill? The to...
Jim Latham - 195 8th Feb 2024, 11:10
Jim Latham
BRUNSWICK CHURCH HINDLEY GREEN
I am making an appeal to ask does anyone visit or attend the BRUNSWICK CHURCH ,down LEIGH...
GOLDEN BEAR 5 496 28th Jan 2024, 21:16
Lizsmith
A musical interlude...
Wasn't sure where to post this one but a few districts get a mention so places it is..... ...
chatty 3 313 20th Jan 2024, 22:15
Joe Maplin
Worn out Wigan....
An interesting video on Wigan (first two thirds) by a lad who travels the country doing Yo...
chatty 10 635 19th Jan 2024, 19:17
Don G.B
Wigan North Western station film in the 1950s
Found this short video on youtube said to have been taken at Wigan North Western station i...
ashtonman01 1 290 12th Jan 2024, 17:06
gaffer
Armoury Bank Motor Works, Ashton
Anyone know anything about Armoury Bank Motor Works in Ashton (which was behind Ashton Vie...
ashtonman01 6 282 12th Jan 2024, 14:01
ashtonman01
ST JOHN THE DEVINE CHURCH, PEMBERTON, WIGAN
St Johns, Pem might soon be no more...been told it is on the possible closure list. This w...
Dolly Day Dream - 235 8th Jan 2024, 00:36
Dolly Day Dream
Haydock Park & Ashton-in-Makerfield station
Came across this cinefilm footage showing Haydock Park station and also Ashton-in-Makerfie...
ashtonman01 43 2,166 22nd Dec 2023, 18:04
ena malcup
Springfield road butchers
I walk down Springfield road quite regularly and see the remains of an old shop front inbe...
TheEternalShore 5 461 22nd Dec 2023, 15:21
gaffer
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bambam 297 4,266 12th Dec 2023, 20:31
bambam
PREVIOUS BUILD IN PEMBERTON?
I was in Pemberton at the week-end and was looking at a building which is now a pub called...
GOLDEN BEAR 13 1,047 6th Dec 2023, 17:43
Tommy Two Stroke
Billinge walking day 1988
Came across this video on youtube of Billinge walking day from 1988. Must be some rare foo...
ashtonman01 - 168 23rd Nov 2023, 10:22
ashtonman01
Lost
Can anyone tell me where Meeks house is please I got a letter from the NHS asking me to go...
bentlegs 17 815 13th Nov 2023, 21:04
ena malcup
Wigan
Came across a site today called when we were young, memories of life in Wigan during the 5...
linma 30 1,728 29th Oct 2023, 09:10
ianp.
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bambam 253 5,536 21st Oct 2023, 12:05
bambam
Walkdens
I believe this business was some form of building supply and services company, where on co...
david dunlop 5 425 1st Oct 2023, 15:57
JR
Trains
Do we need the H S 2, well I don't think we do, aii this money to save a few minuets on a ...
bentlegs 9 335 28th Sep 2023, 13:09
riocaroni
Wigan North Western Station
Was there ever an entrance to Wigan North Western Station from Queen St, I was told The Ki...
cindy 5 560 20th Sep 2023, 20:05
bentlegs
The Pear Tree
Can anyone provide any history for The Pear Tree at the corner of Frog Lane and Spring Gar...
retiredssr 1 352 29th Aug 2023, 23:58
whups
Ashton Jubilee Club
My Nan and grandad had this for a while, anybody know anything?
JakeDawber23 7 665 27th Aug 2023, 00:38
JakeDawber23
RELATIONS OF JOHN ROBERT DAVIES?
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GOLDEN BEAR 1 260 7th Aug 2023, 16:25
GOLDEN BEAR
rainford house
Does anyone know the history of rainford house. Winstanley.?my winstanley and richardson ...
christine marsden 54 6,442 5th Aug 2023, 20:59
Scarce61
Jellied eel’s
My dad told me him and my grandad used to catch eels, cook them and take them to the labou...
JakeDawber23 7 611 5th Aug 2023, 17:24
JR
Ackhurst Cottage Orrell
Just found some ancestors on the 1921 Census. Living in Ackhurst Cottage Orrell. I’ve ...
daviessb 8 693 27th Jul 2023, 20:55
daviessb
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bambam 175 5,433 10th Jul 2023, 09:55
PeterP
St Anne's (Lytham)
Just returned from a weekend soiree with four other couples...stayed at the Travelodge in ...
Billinge Biker 9 813 20th May 2023, 14:53
JR