In the 17th century, Thomas Shirley brought the natural gas of Wigan, in Shropshire, to the notice of the Royal Society.
For the endless chain system, which is much used in the Wigan district, a double line of way is necessary, one line for full and the other for empty tubs.
In the large shafts of the Northern and Wigan districts the cages are made about 8 ft.
INCE-IN-MAKERFIELD, an urban district in the Ince parliamentary division of Lancashire, England, adjoining the borough of Wigan.
Wigan is a name derived from the town Wigan and seems to have been originally applied to a stiff canvas-like cloth used for lining skirts.