Searching for presentations, photographs and other information, using the menus at the top:
The menu to move around the site is the two or three rows at the top of most pages. If you are using a small screen device or a phone, you might just see three dots in the middle top of the screen. Click on this to open the menu.
This site uses “drop down menus”. Point at one of the menu items at the top and a list will appear below it. Point at one of those items and sometimes more will appear. Once you have pointed at the relevant one, click and that page will open.
You may want to navigate around this site to find information in various ways. Westhoughton has a number of areas within it, so you could start by selecting the “Areas” tab on the menu, which will take you to a list of these areas, such as “Chequerbent”. If you click on that, you will see information about buildings and activities based there.
You might want to search by subject. Select the “Subject” tab on the menu, which will show you a list of subjects, such as schools, farms and so on. Each of these then expands into a list of particular schools, or whatever.
Finally, you might wish to search for the thing you are seeking on an alphabetical list of names. If you don’t find it under the first letter you try, think of alternative ways of describing it. For example, the same photograph might be under “church”, “St. John’s” or “Wingates”.
Good luck in your research!
You can also contribute your photos to this site.
If you have any old photos of a historical nature about Westhoughton’s history that others may find interesting, please send them by e-mail to GARTH.RATCLIFFE@SKY.COM together with an explanation of the content.
How to view the PowerPoint presentations on this site:
Have a look at the Presentations section, where there are a few pages under various headings which direct you to presentations produced by Westhoughton Local History Group. Where you see text underlined, or a picture which you can select, this will open up a slide presentation telling the story of that item.
You will also see links underlined in the Areas pages and the Subjects pages. These work in the same way. In a few cases, there will be a picture at the top of the entry and you can click on this.
Click the link and in a few moments, PowerPoint will pop up. Wait until the first slide appears. You can now advance from one slide to the next by pressing down-arrow or page-down. You can go back with up-arrow or page up.
When you have finished watching the PowerPoint, you will normally be in a window with the PowerPoint symbol in the top left corner. Just above this is a back arrow (i.e. points to the left). Click on this arrow to go back to the web page that you were on before PowerPoint.