Wigan, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Wigan and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Wigan

Browse 36 photo books on Wigan and the surrounding area.

The Atherton And Grayson Families

My grandma, Louisa Atherton, grew up in the Grayson family in Wigan. They later relocated to King Street, Eccles, Manchester, Lancashire. She had a son, Norman Atherton who was in the army(Burma). Are there any relatives out there? Norman emigrated to Australia. She later married Samuel Brown.

A memory of Wigan by Julia Thompson

Family Life

I was 3 years of age when my dad came home from the army (national service). We didn't have a car or much money, so my mum, dad and myself took long walks, Upholland, Dalton, Newburgher, Parbold. When I was tired my dad carried me on his shoulders. We knew all the farms which served tea and cake (still rationing), my dad loved cake ...Read full memory

A memory of Wigan by Dorothy Kelly

Haigh Hall In Haigh

That's why it's called 'Haigh' Hall and not Wigan Hall. It's NEAR Wigan.

A memory of Wigan