Wigan, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Wigan and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Wigan

Browse 35 photo books on Wigan and the surrounding area.

Wigan In 1950 To 1964

I was born in Queen Street, off Wallgate Street, in 1949 and lived in Queen Street till late 1959. I remember going to see Wigan rugby play Workington at Wembley 1958 and in 1959 beating Hull. I attended the Wesleyan Methodist school in Dickinson Street before going onto Gidlow Secondary Modern School in Buckly Street, ...Read full memory

A memory of Wigan by Ken Levett

Wigan Clogs Made Especially For Old Bull Clog Morris Dancers

The clogs I wear were made by an old craftsman in Wigan. I had them made around 1980 at which time I was dancing with a morris side in Barnet named Old Bull Clog Morris Dancers - so called because they practised each week at the Old Bull Arts Centre in Barnet. It was nearly thirty ...Read full memory

Re Comment By John Howard Norfolk On Wigan Clogs

Wigan-made clogs always did have a reputation even way back when - so it's nice to have this confirmation of their quality holding up even to today. I've even discovered that one of my ancestors made his living as a Boot and Clog Repairer having been Apprenticed to a Clogger at a very young age ...Read full memory

A memory of Wigan by Thelma Hurly