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Miry Lane pubs
Anybody know how many there used to be.
i-spy 16 2,895 9th Jun 2017, 19:50
xenon
Wigans Oldest Tree...
Cleaning out some draws in the garden shed I found and old Daily Mail from 2014 in it was ...
blackrodweaver 6 2,653 9th May 2017, 19:24
ayrefield
California St Worsley Mesnes
Does anyone have any pictures or stories of this street. I don't know when it was demolish...
acr47 9 2,727 9th Apr 2017, 15:06
GOLDEN BEAR
The outside lavatory.......
..anybody miss theirs
i-spy 48 5,071 14th Mar 2017, 08:27
aussie94
walking days
Do you remember when the Whit walks was a big occassion. i'd walk with St matthew's at Hig...
kathpressey 39 5,640 31st Jan 2017, 08:50
aussie94
Book about The man they could not hang
A question my friend was wanting to know. I am sure some one can give her answers on here...
trixie 3 2,554 2nd Dec 2016, 17:10
peebee
Wigan Little Theatre
Would you like to help with project to get the history of Wigan Little Theatre online? ...
jo anne 2 2,608 11th Sep 2016, 11:42
aussie94
Wigan of Old
Not sure if this is the right place to be posting this but I have ancestors who hail from ...
Susanc241 8 2,709 11th Sep 2016, 11:36
aussie94
Round House in Whelley
Does anyone know anything about an ancient Round House in Whelley? (Also posted on [url=ht...
jo anne 10 3,085 7th Sep 2016, 11:24
aussie94
COACH ROAD
It has come to my attention the state of the "coach road" footpath at the side of ST.PAUL ...
GOLDEN BEAR 15 2,755 22nd Aug 2016, 18:48
GOLDEN BEAR
re-charge batteries
Can anyone recall the name of a shop at the top end of Tunstall Lane the Ormskirk rd end i...
GOLDEN BEAR 7 2,113 8th Aug 2016, 18:37
GOLDEN BEAR
abraham guest
I looked up Abraham guest on google but all I got was the school what is the history of ...
tommy c 7 3,018 18th May 2016, 21:24
Jazzy
Local History Writing Competition
Wigan Borough Environment & Heritage Network’s Local History Writing Competition - [url=...
jo anne 3 2,202 4th Apr 2016, 22:33
jo anne
Pits in Wigan
Sad when you think the pits in Wigan and the country have all long gone and now we are all...
GrahamK 43 7,586 26th Feb 2016, 18:17
flaggy delf
1929 Wigan Map Reproduction
Can anyone advise where I can find a replacement 1929 map of Wigan? The one my Mum had ha...
david dunlop 9 3,186 24th Jan 2016, 16:38
GOLDEN BEAR
Volunteer Opportunity – First World War Project
For more information - [url=http://gm1914.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/volunteer-opportunity-f...
jo anne 6 2,743 24th Jan 2016, 16:26
GOLDEN BEAR
Caroline st Worsley Mesnes
Does anyone remember or know anything about this Caroline St which is now demolished.My gr...
acr47 20 3,988 24th Jan 2016, 15:33
GOLDEN BEAR
Innocent memories of a childhood long gone..
a threepenny bit to watch Wigan in the lads pen... nowt to watch Latics (Springfield Park...
i-spy 182 15,163 15th Jan 2016, 15:09
berylh
How many Films have been shot in or around Wigan
Up Rivington Yesterday and they are filming A HOLLYWOOD blockbuster starring Liam Neeso...
blackrodweaver 32 5,993 15th Jan 2016, 13:47
bassman
Dewsbury & London
Does anyone know anything about Dewsbury & London. I saw the name on a casting set in ...
orlando 7 3,280 6th Jan 2016, 22:13
WiganArchSoc
New Wigan Heritage Website
[url="http://www.wiganbuildings.co.uk/listed_buildings.php"] Wigan Buildings of Interest ...
Perkin Warbeck 5 2,568 3rd Jan 2016, 18:02
tonker
Ince Hall & "The Dead Hand"
[url="http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/Lancashire_Legends_Traditions_Pageants_S...
Perkin Warbeck 6 1,891 14th Dec 2015, 20:14
MarieM
Wigan Archives & Local Studies Public Consultation
Your Archives Needs You! Public consultation for exciting proposals to refurbish and e...
jo anne 5 2,022 17th Sep 2015, 17:13
jo anne
The Trenchers Times
A free community project where you can learn about & explore the role Wigan Borough played...
jo anne - 1,481 6th Aug 2015, 09:37
jo anne
Welcome to the History of Wigan board
Detailed, specific questions and answers board by popular request. Feel free to share your...
brian 10 3,432 1st Jul 2015, 23:36
Jazzy
WW1 wounded soldiers
Can anyone help with a query, please ? When a soldier is badly wounded, and subsequentl...
hilly 11 2,441 26th Jun 2015, 10:14
jo anne
Wigan & Slavery
From the mid-18th through the mid-19th centuries Wigan and surrounding townships grew rapi...
explorations 7 3,721 17th Mar 2015, 20:01
MarieM
Crow Orchard Colliery
When did this colliery close for good? I think the shafts and main operation were at the ...
david dunlop 4 2,562 3rd Feb 2015, 18:02
flaggy delf
Roman remains.?
was there a Roman Camp or other Roman remains in the area of Landgate Lane and which is no...
norman prior 3 1,893 13th Jan 2015, 16:43
norman prior
english civil war
ranicar st hindley green anyone know if it was named after the officer who fought on the r...
d ennis - 1,463 27th Dec 2014, 22:46
d ennis
Longshoot
How did it get the name?
dostaf 23 5,380 19th Dec 2014, 13:06
Campfire
Question about The National Archives
I've found an interesting ref in The National Archives but I have no idea what it means or...
ira taylor 8 1,782 1st Dec 2014, 16:00
ira taylor
Singing priest
I can't do links,but has anyone seen the priest on utube singing to a couple he'd just ma...
momac 5 1,600 18th Oct 2014, 09:29
momac
wiganers at war
does anyone remember when Wigan Pier was a heritage centre and they had a section on Wigan...
kathpressey 10 3,149 7th Sep 2014, 20:31
MarieM
Platt Lane Coliery
Does anyone know the name of the last owners of platt lane colliery which closed about 189...
peter francis 5 1,657 16th Jun 2014, 14:47
winder
Relatives of First World War Nurses ...
... urged to get in touch. ([url=http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/10938720.Relatives_of_...
jo anne 4 1,301 30th May 2014, 19:59
jo anne
May Queens
was that exclusive to Wigan and when did the tradition die out
i-spy 14 1,687 30th May 2014, 19:36
rio caroni
Wigan Life Museum
While looking round Wigan yesterday, I came upon the Museum in Library Street, and had a ...
RobinG 11 1,790 29th May 2014, 22:12
berylh
How many Wigan people have been knighted
Reading a novel today and every person in it seemed to be Sir something or another based d...
blackrodweaver 26 2,793 18th May 2014, 10:09
tonker
Wigan's hall of fame - who should be in it.?
they might not be well known outside Wigan but so what. For starters I'd nominate BIG AM...
i-spy 111 10,744 21st Apr 2014, 13:04
Handsomeminer