Wigan Year Book of 1889

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Recorders and Town Clerks of Wigan since 1627.
WHEN
ELECT.
RECORDER. WHEN
ELECT.
TOWN CLERK.
        1627 Robert Maudesley.         1627 Robert Maudesley.
        1655 Byges (Deputy).         1660 John Anderton.
        1656 Robert Maudesley.         1681 Lawrence Anderton.
        1660 Richard Pennington.         1688 Thomas Bankes.
        1674 Thomas Bispham.         1690 Ralph Bankes.
        1679 Thomas Mort.         1732 Alexander Leigh.
        1686 Bertie Entwistle.         1735 Robert Leigh.
        1698 George Kenyon.         1743 Richard Bankes.
        1728 Thomas Ashhursts.         1746 John Pennington.
        1743 Richard Clayton.         1769 Robert Pennington.
        1772 Sir Beaumont Hotham.         1804 James Baron.
        1814 None.         1806 William Clayton.
        1815 Sir Richard Clayton.         1813 Roger Grimshaw.
        1828 Adam Fitzadam.         1819 Thomas Grimshaw.
        1836 Robert Segar.         1836 Caleb Hilton.
        1862 Joseph Catterall.         1840 John Croudson.
        1880 John Thompson Fitzadam.         1858 Caleb Hilton.
        1886 William Court Gully.         1866 Maskell William Peace.
            1885 Ralph Darlington.
Literary and Debating Society
President.........................................................................................Earl of Crawford and Balcarres.
Vice-President.................................................................................................The Mayor of Wigan.
Hon. Treasurer..........................................................................................................W. H. Craston.
Hon. Secretary...................................................................................................................A. Shaw.
Committee.........................................J. B. Liptrot, Rev. E. H. H. Brodhurst, W. H. Smith, H. Milligan,
      W. H. R. Darlington, and R. P. White.
Volunteer Shooting Club.
SENIOR SHOOTING CLUB.
Secretary................................................................................................................Sergeant Rigby.
JUNIOR SHOOTING CLUB.
Secretaries............................................................Sergeant T. R. Lowe and Lance-Corporal Turner.
MEDICAL STAFF CORPS.
Instructor..........................................................................................................Surgeon Roocroft.
Secretary........................................................................................................Sergeant T. R. Lowe.
Lectures and drills every Monday evening, at Drill Hall, Powell Street.
Public Baths.
    Foundation stone laid October 27th, 1881, by W. J. Lamb, Mayor, on behalf of T. Knowles, M.P., who generously gave £1,000 towards the erection.
    Opened Whit Monday, May 29th, 1882, by R. F. Hopwood, Mayor.  Cost £8,900.  Architect, Geo. Heaton.
    The number and size of the baths are as follows :- Gent's first plunge, 58ft. by 22ft. ; gent's second plunge, 68ft. by 26ft. ; ladies' plunge, 23ft. by 14ft. 6in.  The number of private baths are as follows :- Eight first class and 51 second class.  There are also a salt water bath, a sulphur bath, an alkaline bath, and three vapour baths.
    The times of opening and closing are :- From May 1st to September 30th, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. ; Sundays, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  From October 1st to April 30th, 8 a.m. to 7 30 p.m. ; Sundays, 7 30 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Ticket offices close half-an-hour earlier.
Superintendent.............................................................................................................T. Scott.

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