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Tyldesley and District Historical Society

A wealth of information on Tydesley

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Billinge History Society

A website devoted to the ancient parish of Billinge with many photograph's to look at.

Visit Billinge History Society »

Buildings of Local Interest

Guidance on proposing buildings and structures for the Wigan Council Local List

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Crooke Village

Crooke is a small village situated a couple of miles to the west of Wigan town centre and has a fascinating history.

Visit Crooke Village »

Friends of Haigh Country Park

The objectives of the group are to develop and maintain facilities in the Hall and Country Park that the residents of Wigan will enjoy using.

Visit Friends of Haigh Country Park »

Friends of Leyland Park

The Friends of Leyland Park are a community group, dedicated to improving the standard of Leyland Park in Hindley, Lancashire and more importantly, by way of hosting events, bringing the entire community together.

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Leigh Spinners

A scheme has now been developed which would see its acquisition and restoration by a new charity which will take the form of a Building Preservation Trust.

Visit Leigh Spinners »

Leigh Town Centre Trails

A couple of walks around Leigh with useful descriptions and knowledge of its history and architecture.

Visit Leigh Town Centre Trails »

Museum of Wigan Life

Discover the people and places of Wigan Borough both past and present. Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU

Visit Museum of Wigan Life »

Schedule Ancient Monuments in Wigan & Leigh

The borough of Wigan contains 12 Scheduled Ancient Monuments, ranging from medieval cross bases to colliery machinery. Scheduled Ancient Monuments are sites of national historical or archaeological importance which are given legal protection by being placed on a list or schedule.

Visit Schedule Ancient Monuments in Wigan & Leigh »

The Makerfield Rambler

Lots of interesting information and photos of Ashton-in-Makerfield and surrounding areas.

Visit The Makerfield Rambler »


A short history of the Township of Tyldesley by John Lunn (1953)

Visit tyldesleypast »

Wigan Archaeological Society

Over the years the society have carried out a number of field projects within the Wigan district. Reports of these projects are available on-line through the projects area of the website

Visit Wigan Archaeological Society »

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

The Wigan Archives Service cares for the historical records of the Wigan Metropolitan Borough making them available to the public. Access to collections of records for its people, places, businesses, churches, societies and all manner of other organisations, preserving the history of the entire borough.

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Wigan Civic Trust

A society that takes an interest in the environment and heritage of Wigan. They have monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month at St. Goerge's Church, Water St, Wigan at 7.30pm.

Visit Wigan Civic Trust »

Wigan Family & Local History

Research into family & local history

Visit Wigan Family & Local History »

Wigan Heritage Network

The Wigan Borough Environment & Heritage Network is the forum for anyone concerned with Environment, Heritage, History and Archaeology matters, throughout the entire Wigan Borough, to meet on a regular basis and exchange news, views and aspirations.

Visit Wigan Heritage Network »

Wigan Parish Church

The Parish Church of All Saints Wigan is by far the oldest church in Wigan but when it was founded and when the Christian religion was first established in Wigan is unknown.

Visit Wigan Parish Church »

Wigan Town Trails

A short history of Wigan and a couple walks with notes.

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Wigan World

Wigan on the Internet

Visit Wigan World »


Association of Building Preservation Trusts

Promoting and supporting the rescue and sustainable use of historic buildings.

Visit Association of Building Preservation Trusts »

Historic England

Historic England exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood. Website includes lots of useful information including listed buildings at risk.

Visit Historic England »

Historic England Map Search

Interactive map where can search for listed buildings by postcode or address.

Visit Historic England Map Search »

Planning Sanity

Planning Sanity was set up to help local communities tackle adverse planning and development applications that threaten to blight their communities.

Visit Planning Sanity »

Save Britain's Heritage

Save Britain's Heritage have been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975.

Visit Save Britain's Heritage »

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund is a registered charity founded in 1976 to promote the conservation of historic buildings in the UK.

Visit The Architectural Heritage Fund »

The Lancashire Society

A group who are set to preserve the literary heritage of Lancashire. It has become clear, in recent times, that the spoken and written heritage has been neglected by many inhabitants of this county and only enthusiastically promoted by a few.

Visit The Lancashire Society »

The National Trust

The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. They rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from their commercial operations.

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War Memorials Trust

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK.

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