As the Portfolio Holder for Armed Forces Engagement in Wigan Borough, I am delighted that we have been able to fund this history project as part of the World War One Commemoration programme. Whilst events and activities are important, projects like this record the history of what happened 100 years ago and form part of the story of the localities that form the Borough.

I know that the Bickershaw Residents' Association have worked hard to pull this work together and they should be commended for their determination, enthusiasm and drive to ensure that the history was compiled. I hope you enjoy reading their work.


Councillor Paul Kenny
Wigan Council
Armed Forces Portfolio Holder