The Dewhurst Exhibition


An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Jonathan Dewhurst was formally opened in September 2005 at the Wigan Pier.Experience.   It was attended by four generations of the Dewhurst Family, together with other relatives and friends who have been closely involved with the research and the publication of the book. The guests were addressed by Colin Bean, another celebrated Lancashire character actor.   Photos of the occasion are displayed below. 


Phil and Sue Taylor at the Jonathan Dewhurst plaque, Wigan Pier

Colin Bean, Daisy (grand-daughter of Jonathan), Sue and Phil Taylor in front of the Jonathan Dewhurst plaque.

The Plaque featuring the professional life of Jonathan Dewhurst, before being officially 'opened'.

Jonathan Dewhurst Plaque



Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor welcoming the guests.

Judith Topping with other members of the 'Daisy' branch of the Dewhurst family.


The Way We Were Museum at the Wigan Pier Experience

Wigan Pier Experience


Two of Daisy Barton's daughters,

Sheila and Pat, talking with another guest.


Daisy Barton with her son Andrew.


Phil and Daisy Barton cut the ribbon


Other descendants of Jonathan. In the foreground Kathryn, grand-daughter of his son Percy Jonathan, on the left Pat Barton, grand-daughter of Daisy, and behind her stands Leon Barton, great grandson of Daisy. 

Kathryn Dewhurst


Wigan Pier Wigan Pier

Converted Warehouses at Wigan Pier