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Scholes
Good evening all. I'm looking into my family history and came across my 3rd great grand pa...
SAtherton74 8 1,039 6th Jul 2020, 09:19
gaffer
St Joseph's Church Records
Has anyone looked at the marriage records for this church? I know from experience with oth...
langbard 3 626 4th Jul 2020, 20:17
JAMB
Hilda Fields - Beech Hill Avenue
Hello, did anyone here know Hilda Fields? She was living at 82 Beech Hill Avenue when she ...
lupine 3 516 28th Jun 2020, 11:39
lupine
James Layland
Hi, Looking for James layland.Born 1837, Dad James, Mam Mary Taylor, sister Jane, born 182...
soreen 2 303 28th Jun 2020, 08:20
JAMB
Elizabeth taylor
Hi, Need help with age of Elizabeth taylor who was staying with james & mary Layland in Mi...
soreen 2 360 27th Jun 2020, 22:22
mygriffiths
byrom street poolstock
hi i am doing family history my grandfather when he got married in 1894 he was from number...
builder09 5 1,075 26th Jun 2020, 10:42
langbard
Pub name
What was the name of the pub at 1 Warrington Lane, Scholes in 1871? I cannot read the name...
macwil48 6 617 26th Jun 2020, 06:07
macwil48
End of war celebration photo
Just a note first that I'm not in the least bit interested in VE Day for reasons I don't h...
ashtonman01 4 757 25th Jun 2020, 17:35
tonker
Whitledge Green
Anyone know what that old ruined brick wall (I presume it was a wall) was used for that us...
ashtonman01 3 401 24th Jun 2020, 17:13
ashtonman01
Ashton-in-Makerfield
On WW some one was asking about Owlet Nest Ashton and on looking up burials at St Thomas C...
PeterP 1 431 18th Jun 2020, 18:14
tonker
Whittingham Asylum.
Hi, Chasing Thomas Addison who died in Whittingham Asylum .Think date is 11th.January 1899...
soreen 3 599 17th Jun 2020, 18:58
stevemul
Sharp Street, Wallgate
Hi, My great great grandfather William Rowe used to bottle mineral water at his premises ...
Geoff Livesley 11 993 15th Jun 2020, 13:05
momac
Street finding
Hi just a quick message as I cant seem to find a street that was in Pemberton in 1893 the ...
lilicangel18 5 618 1st Jun 2020, 22:04
lilicangel18
Brentwood 251 Wigan lane.m
Anyone have any history of Brentwood,I know William woods lived there in 1939,he was a vet...
christine marsden - 479 31st May 2020, 10:02
christine marsden
The World ....
.... is round!
tonker 12 892 28th May 2020, 23:42
tonker
Visit by Mother Teresa
Apologies in advance for this sketchy info, but my wife is an old Wiganer and she remember...
stjon 9 3,089 23rd May 2020, 14:02
FAT MICK
Little Scotland, Blackrod.
Doea anyone know why Little Scotland is so called ? There is also a canal bridge named Abe...
hilly 7 958 23rd May 2020, 13:58
FAT MICK
Photos of Wigan's streets 1940s-50s
In case of interest: "From Dick Eastman's blog (https://blog.eogn.com): "Back in 20...
maryms 3 1,146 21st May 2020, 22:19
FAT MICK
2 Davies Yard, Kitt Green, Pemberton, Wigan
I am researching my family tree and since found out James Ashurst once lived at the follow...
barbarabanter 14 850 21st May 2020, 22:12
FAT MICK
R. Thomas Haulier Bryn Cross.
See in People.
alan85 - 379 11th May 2020, 21:01
alan85
Leyland’s hardware shop
Does anyone know the names of the people who owned Leyland’s hardware shop where the den...
annieley 4 681 7th May 2020, 16:31
annieley
4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan - whereabouts?
I am researching my family history and ancestors once lived at 4 Barracks, Orrell, Wigan...
barbarabanter 5 501 7th May 2020, 11:07
barbarabanter
St Peters Infants School Bryn
Circa 1940. (Maiden Names). Della Riley. May Hardman. Lillian Bramwell. Kathleen Morga...
alan85 - 415 6th May 2020, 19:13
alan85
Whitledge Road Bryn.
I remember as a boy in the 40s walking through the fields from Whitledge Road to Low Bank ...
alan85 7 608 6th May 2020, 19:06
alan85
Old Ashton photos on ebay
Came across some old photos of Ashton town centre in ebay. One or two I have never seen be...
ashtonman01 2 594 4th May 2020, 21:55
dougie
Low bank Rd houses build
A while back I was asking if anyone knew when the estate behind the Pit Pony on Lowbank Rd...
ashtonman01 4 568 4th May 2020, 19:00
ashtonman01
Wigan Road Bryn.
Just been on Google Earth, looking at No 156 where I was brought up in the 30s & 40s. Alth...
alan85 8 600 2nd May 2020, 15:59
alan85
WIGAN CASINO
Can anyone explain the Casino (Empress Ballroom) demise and ultimate demolition ? Was the...
John Peters 16 1,841 1st May 2020, 15:10
TerryW
EX DOWNALL GREENERS 10
NO 10 SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY FOLKS [url="http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_mess...
bambam 431 11,334 27th Apr 2020, 17:08
bambam
Poolstock
Are all those barriers in poolstock still there, mate said he couldent find a way through ...
bentlegs 1 622 25th Apr 2020, 13:56
Tommy Two Stroke
What will you do
Did you see the news this morning about face masks Peter Israel told us if you can get any...
dougie 6 957 23rd Apr 2020, 22:22
tonker
Lodge Street, Hindley
I live in Australia but my maternal grandparents come from Hindley, as did several generat...
robjones 4 708 21st Apr 2020, 13:25
peter g
Ince Infectious Diseases Hospital
Looking thru as u do I came across Ince Infectious Diseases Hospital. Near Amberswood comm...
soreen 6 862 18th Apr 2020, 14:14
gaffer
Supper Market delivery van
DELETED POSTED IN WRONG PLACE SORREEE ------------------------------------From Ral...
dougie 2 709 16th Apr 2020, 21:00
berylh
Hotel in Standish
Can anyone tell me Rita Mason nee Clossick hotel she owned I think it’s closed now ?
John Peters - 636 31st Mar 2020, 19:09
John Peters
John Bull
Does anyone remember the John Bull, as well as the Market Tavern and all the characters th...
stel48 27 5,620 31st Mar 2020, 15:44
fossil
Gate lodge to Abram Hall farm.
Can anybody help me out with a picture of this building. I have seen a faded black & white...
nightchap 9 680 25th Mar 2020, 22:26
nightchap
Nitnoersamd, Ince in 1851 census is it a workhouse
Nitnoersamd, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire, England Trying to track a record the 1851 census ...
AspullGal 5 858 13th Mar 2020, 19:25
gaffer
Holy Trinity Grave Plan
Is there a grave plan for Holy Trinity graveyard in Ashton? Looked online but I can't fin...
daviessb 13 1,058 12th Mar 2020, 17:30
woodie
Little kichen Wigan
Good food plenty tables nice and clean .
ann-spam 7 867 9th Mar 2020, 15:25
bentlegs