The History of the Wigan Flashes

The Wigan Flashes, as we know them, are a result of the mining subsidence which happened around the year 1902. 

The history of the area, land owning families, and the extensive coal mining operations are all covered.

The recent management by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Wigan Council, has allowed many improvements to be made including the removal of post-industrial spoil, to improve the habitats for a range of scarce birds and other wildlife.


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