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Posted by: Cyrus on 3rd August 2019
Where are you?
Int' parlour
How did you find wiganworld?
avinaroot
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Soreen mentions on the boards about a friends mother being a servant at Elmfield, this was the big house on the corner of Walter Scott Avenue leading onto Wigan Lane, it is now a care home and has been largely extended though the original house can still be seen, also there was at one time some gateposts which had the name Elmfield engraved on them. The land on which the houses have been built on that form Elmfield Rd could well have been, at one time, the gardens of Elmfield house - someone may know.
Posted by: Joe Halsall on 3rd August 2019
Where are you?
Australia
How did you find wiganworld?
Internet
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I am a from Wigan born and bred and I have lived in Australia since 1987
Posted by: TerryW on 24th July 2019
Where are you?
Wigan
How did you find wiganworld?
Been a member for a while.
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Robert please email admin,
ron@wiganworld.co.uk

We could really do with some new members, at the moment, as WW is dying on its feet.
Posted by: Robert Powell on 23rd July 2019
Where are you?
Broadstone
How did you find wiganworld?
Google search
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I have been trying to join Wigan World for years, but it has proven impossible. I see other people have the same problem. I guess you haven't seen new members for years? Can some one help?
Posted by: john reddaway on 20th July 2019
Where are you?
basingstoke,hants
How did you find wiganworld?
browsing
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I am interested in collieries and industrial railways.I have an interest in the area as I was married in Leigh.I have visited the site many times and it really is amongst the best for its breadth of coverage and long timescale.Long may you prosper.
Posted by: Beryl Hallsworth on 14th July 2019
Where are you?
Milton Keynes
How did you find wiganworld?
Been a member for a few year
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My recollections of Christopher Home was about early 1970's. I was a student nurse then based at the Infirmary - I remember being allocated a 6 week placement there. Then it was private patients and a ward for routine eye surgery. It was always so quiet there. When I was packing a bag for a patients discharge I was mortified when her husband asked if I had been tipped. A very interesting introduction to private care at that time.
Posted by: Helen of Troy on 13th July 2019
Where are you?
Norfolk
How did you find wiganworld?
Ages ago
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It would be nice for someone to comment on Phil Nelsons post mentioning the Christopher Home in Swinley Rd. Many Wiganners must have be born there, my sister Anne, born 1936 & my cousin Mary was born there too in about 1943/4. WW does a good job keeping memories alive !
Posted by: Phil Nelson on 8th July 2019
Where are you?
PENTICTON BC Canada
How did you find wiganworld?
Surfing
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I was born in Wigan during WW11 at Christopher nursing home. My parents moved to midlands where I grew up but I loved visiting my Grandparents in Wordsworth Ave and tromping over to Whitley fields. I have lived in Canada for 50 years but still have fond memories. Keep all memories of the town alive so myself and others can enjoy
Posted by: Spartacus on 6th July 2019
Where are you?
Lancs
How did you find wiganworld?
Knew it existed
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Laughing gravy.
It seems few people like your posts, and I can see why.
But Doctors in UK Hospitals have to have R or L written om limbs so the wrong limb isn't operated on. NHS is infallible
Posted by: TerryW on 20th June 2019
Where are you?
Wigan
How did you find wiganworld?
Been a member for a while.
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Anyone wanting to join Wigan World please email admin, ron@wiganworld.co.uk as I fear for the site if we don't get new members.
Posted by: Mindar on 9th June 2019
Where are you?
UK
How did you find wiganworld?
quite easily.
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Can anyone recommend a childrens entertainer.A family member is looking for one for a childrens birthday party.I thought I'd ask here on her behalf.Thanks
Posted by: Sparticus on 8th June 2019
Where are you?
Manchester
How did you find wiganworld?
Via a friend
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Salmon and Ball, do you still work as a puppeteer?
Thanks in lieu of a reply
Posted by: Jonesy on 7th June 2019
Where are you?
Pontypool
How did you find wiganworld?
online search
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Can’t seem to register so thought I’d comment here-

I’m researching my great great grandmother Mary Jane Walmsley (previously Jones, maiden name Wynne) wife of James Walmsley. She died in Wigan around 1938.
She had a troubled life- originally from Gloucestershire, she moved to Pontypool and had 4 children. After her marriage broke down she moved to Wigan with two children, Priscilla Ellison and Dennis Alfred Jones.
She also had a child with James Walmsley (named Ellen)
I’m wondering if Priscilla, Dennis or Ellen might have descendants in Wigan who might know why she moved to Wigan or any other stories about her.
Posted by: Keith Beckett on 6th June 2019
Where are you?
Ashton
How did you find wiganworld?
Member
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On behalf of Julie Cary nee Woodward who lives In Australia.
Julie is looking to contact Nicola Turton daughter of Olaf Turton who was the Landlord of the Bay Horse in Ashton in Makerfield for many years.
Nicola, born in 1968, married Michael Stott in Bury in 1989.
Posted by: Frances Hall on 30th May 2019
Where are you?
Yukon
How did you find wiganworld?
my sister in law
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Tried to register, not working that. Looking for information about George Frost a stone mason wigan land who died 1830.
Posted by: catherine jolley on 29th May 2019
Where are you?
wigan
How did you find wiganworld?
my husband is always on the site
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some one is looking for mccormick family that was my maiden name
Posted by: Admin on 27th May 2019
Where are you?
Wigan
How did you find wiganworld?
FOUNDER MEMBER
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Kelly from the U.S.A. email me
ron@wiganworld.co.uk
You didn't leave a contact email address?
Posted by: Denis melling on 26th May 2019
Where are you?
Abram
How did you find wiganworld?
Family
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Does anybody remember me
Posted by: Hayley on 20th May 2019
Where are you?
Bury
How did you find wiganworld?
Google
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Hi I’ve seen a post on here from a while ago by “ Jarvo “regarding Brenda and the treblerones.
Does anyone remember this band from the working men’s clubs ?
Posted by: Douglas Yates on 18th May 2019
Where are you?
Wigan
How did you find wiganworld?
been on ages
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Kelly--Have a look at the Premier Inn in Wigan, August 2 nights from £60 it's right in the town centre then look on the site for places to visit. copy & past this link https://www.premierinn.com/