Wigan Year Book of 1889

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LOCAL CHRONOLOGY - CONTINUED.
     March 28. - Inquiry by the Charity Commission as to the working of the Wigan Grammar School scheme. - Baptist Conference in Wigan.
     March 30. - Annual Meeting of the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Permanent Relief Society. - Local Government Inquiry at Ince as to the water supply and the proposal of the Local Board to borrow money for works to soften the water.
     April 1. - Wigan to-day became a County Borough under the new Local Government Act.
     April 3. - Town Council Meeting : Discussion as to railway station accomodation and the proposed alteration in Wallgate. - Annual Meeting of the Wigan Charity Organisation Society.
     April 6. - Inquiry in Wigan by Mr. C. M. Chapman, on behalf of the Royal Commission, into the Wigan Markets and Fairs : Attack on the Pleasure Fairs, and the grievances of stallholders ventilated. - Bursting of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on Ince Moss through exposed subsidence by coal workings. - Death at his residence, Broad Oak, Rossett, North Wales, of Mr. Enoch Moss, proprietor of the Elms Colliery, Wigan.
     April 8. - Mr. F. S. Powell, M.P., entertained to dinner in their new premises by the members of the Wigan Conservative Club.
     April 9. - Hearing by the Select Committee of the House of Commons of the application under the Commons Act for the enclosure by the Ince Local Board of a portion of Amberswood Common as a public park. - Opening celebration in connection with the completion of the Platt Lane Weaving Shed at Hindley.
     April 10. - Sale of Work at Scarisbrick-street Baptist Chapel.
     April 12. - Prosecution by the Government Inspector of the Moss Hall Colliery Company for alleged breach of the Mines Act : The case dismissed.
     April 13. - Death at his residence, 14, Grosvenor-road, Birkdale, of Mr. Thomas Cropper Ryley, formerly of the Haigh Foundry Company.
     April 19. - Laying the Foundation Stones of New Primitive Methodist Schools at Platt Bridge.
     April 25. - Local Government Inquiry at Billinge as to the scheme for erecting new public offices. - The Governors of the Wigan Infirmary, at a special meeting, decide to dispense with the services of an honorary secretary.
     April 28. - Presentation to the Rev. J. C. Walker on his leaving St. George's parish.
     April 29. - Confirmation in the Wigan Parish Church by the Bishop of Shrewsbury. - Address by Mr. F. S. Powell, M.P., at a meeting of the Primrose League.
     May 1. - Town Council Meeting : the Pleasure Fairs again discussed ; satisfactory report presented from the Gas Committee ; more talk as to the new Railway Station, and presentation of the estimates for the New Rates.
     May 4. - Suicide of a servant named Alice Walker in Abbey Lake, Upholland.
     May 5. - Unveiling of the Pearson and Knowles' Memorial Window in St. Mary's Church, Lower Ince.

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