Lying some 6 miles south west of Bolton is Wigan, built on the River Douglas,
another town with its roots in textiles and mining. Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council have
a website dedicated to the borough of Wigan and Leigh.
A resident's site is at
Leigh itself has related links from http://www.leighlife.com/.
The remainder of this page is a few pictures of Wigan.
Dominant over the front of this college is this pit winding wheel, from the
pit head of a local mine. It symbolises the roots of the technical college, it
used to be called Wigan Mining and Technical College, teaching the skills in
demand in the north west of England.
This is Central Park, home to Wigan Rugby, very distinctive in the cherry and
white. However the ground has been sold, and is due to be demolished late
1999, sold to a supermarket chain.
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