Orwell - Wigan Diary & Notes

Diary and Notes by George Orwell on his vist to Wigan in February 1936.

Also a  video of a BBC Arena film made in 1983


Interesting reading

Orwell Diary


Containing data on Health, Employment & Housing in Wigan

Orwell Notes

BBC Arena film - Road to Wigan Pier

Some great interviews with Wigan folk that met Orwell, also gives a 1983 window into Wigan life when the film was made.

Some good archive material.

The Wigan interest starts after 15 mins, although first 15 mins is interesting


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