The WLHG presentations are generally located within the “subject” pages or the “area” pages where possible, so that you can find all the information in the one place, i.e. full presentations, photographs, articles and anything else.
There are however a few presentations which are better located in the pages listed here, as explained below.
List of topics on page Timeline of Major Events
a) Westhoughton Timeline
b) Westhoughton begins at Cockersand Abbey
c) Battle of Westhoughton Common
d) Burning of Westhoughton Mill
e) Bicentenary of the Burning of Westhoughton Mill
e) Westhoughton and Peterloo exhibition
f) The Bolton – Leigh Railway
g) 344 victims of Pretoria pit disaster
h) The Development of Westhoughton in the 1950s and 1960s
i) The Development of Westhoughton from the 1970s to post 2000
List of topics on page Westhoughton area – general topics
These are general information which do not fit logically within an area or subject.
a) Howfen Illustrated – The watercolour paintings of our member Tom Newton, in three separate area sets
b) Lois Basnett – the origins of old Westhoughton place names
c) Westhoughton Town Trail
d) The development of Market Street. Shows a lot about the changing character of our town through the years
List of topics on page Maps
a) Tythe Map of Westhoughton
b) Aerial photos of Westhoughton
… and a whole host of other maps that we have discovered
List of topics on the subject pages, e.g. Churches
* Browse through the relevant page and look out for links, which are underlined. Just click on the underlined text to open up the item If you are unsure how to navigate, look at the “How to navigate around this site” link in the menu at the top of the page.