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Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Wigan, All Saints Church 1895' appears in this book

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Caption for Wigan, Parish Church 1895: All Saints was virtually rebuilt during the late 1840s. The west tower was heightened in 1861, but the lower part is 13th-century, or perhaps even earlier, as the walls here are 6ft thick and there is also a garderobe chamber. In the church there is a monument to Sir William Bradshaigh and his wife.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wigan

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

A view deep inside the Plantations.

Well not just for the 1930's but for twenty years after as well.  Memories come flooding back - not just for this picture but for Wigan itself.  I was born there in 1931 - in my grandparents home 38, Dicconson Street - a section no longer in existence although others that belonged to my gt Uncles do remain intact but in a (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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