About this website

About historyworldI like local history and have several websites including one about my home town of Wigan in the north-west of England. It's called www.wiganworld.co.uk - over the years my collection of old material has grown - this is the reason that historyworld.co.uk was created.

I will be adding many hundreds (possibly thousands) of old photographs and adverts in the hope of providing a quality, easy to access website for everyone.

Vintage Ads

If you like old adverts, there are lots of them here. Spanning the decades from the 1890s to the 1950s, there are old ads to suit everyones taste!

Old Photos

I'm being VERY selective about the photographs. Only quality old photos of UK's past will be added. I hope you like what you see and will bookmark and return to the site often - it will be updated whenever I get the chance.

About the author

The author? Me! Some people know me, most don't. My name is Brian, and I am lucky enough to have been born a native 'Wiganer', please visit my site above to learn more.

I'm married and have two children (grown up now!). I also spend too much time on this computer. Thats about it really, don't want to give too much away!

Thanks for reading,