Wigan Year Book of 1889

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LOCAL CHRONOLOGY - CONTINUED.
     June 10. - Wigan Infirmary Gala in the Mesnes Park.
     June 16. - Mary Dury, of Ashton, killed at Bryn Station and her child badly mutilated.
     June 19. - Conference between coal-owners and miners' representatives on the wages question : the masters concede five per cent. increase from July 1st, and another five per cent. from October 1st. - Commencement of the sale, in London, of the second portion of Lord Crawford's library.
     June 20. - Death at his residence, Spring Bank, Pemberton, of Mr. William Hardy, barrister at law, and formerly deputy coroner for the county ; aged 52 years.
     June 25. - Conference in London of the Central Association for dealing with Distress caused by Mining Accidents.
     June 28. - Town Council Meeting : the Extension Bill and the paving of streets with granite setts again under discussion.
     July 3. - Wigan Tradesmen's Holiday. - Close of the Inquest on the body of a labourer killed at the Roburite Works whilst cleaning a flue.
     July 4. - Wigan Quarter Sessions : 8 prisoners. - Two men killed by a fall of roof at the Moss Hall Collieries.
     July 5. - Appointment by the Wigan Board of Guardians of Mr. C. G. Durrant as Registrar for the Hindley Division.
     July 6. - Visit of the Wigan Volunteers to Coppull Grange.
     July 9. - Suicide of Mr. James Woodger, draper, Standishgate.
     July 10. - A Wednesday half-holiday from 4 p.m. granted to their assistants by the Wigan tradesmen.
     July 11. - The Wigan Extension Bill at last reached by the Special Committee of the House of Commons.
     July 12. - The Extension Clauses in the Wigan Bill thrown out by the Parliamentary Committee.
     July 13. - Annual Picnic in Haigh Park of the Wigan Conservative Club. - Crowning the Rose Queen at Lowton.
     July 15. - Consecration of Shevington Churchyard by the Bishop of Manchester.
     July 16. - Meeting in Wigan in connection with the proposed Catholic Poor Law School : Address by Bishop O'Reilly.
     July 20. - Crowning of the Harvest Queen at Hindley Green.
     July 23. - Jonathon Heyes, pupil teacher, killed at Beech Hill Farm by the accidental discharge of a gun.
     July 25. - Visit of the Royal Manchester, Liverpool, and North Lancashire Agricultural Society to Wigan : Show in Whitley Park ; Opening of the Exhibition of Local Industries by the Earl of Crawford.
     July 26. - Visit of the British Society of Mining Students to Wigan.
     July 27. - Close of the Agricultural Show.
     Aug. 2. - The Wigan Borough Improvement Bill passed the House of Lords Committee with certain alterations. - Resumed Discussion by the Manchester Geological Society on roburite.

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