Wigan, Greater Manchester

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Wigan, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Wigan

Historic Maps of Wigan and the local area.

I was born in Poolstock lane in Wigan and this was my local church. I particularly remember comming to the church for an Ascension Day service in the late 50s early 60s before the annual school trip to Rhyl. I was christened at this church and many members of my family were married and had funeral services here. (...Read full memory)

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.