Wigan 1957


Provides an insight into life in Wigan in 1957. 

The publication has been split into various sections for improved reading.


Historical Sketch by H.H.G Arthur, Chief Librarian.

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Modern 1957 Wigan - Images and photos

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Sport & Recreation -  with brief histories of clubs.

Covering rugby, cricket, water polo, hockey, even curling, rowing, cycling and choral societies, etc.

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On Wigan's Doorstep - scenes of surrounding areas.

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The Voice of Industry - interesting histories of old Wigan Industries, pewterers, braziers, bell founding, pottery, iron works, clock making, weaving, coal mining and textiles. In addition, modern industries in the town.

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ABC of Services & Amenities - covering catering establishments, cinemas, dance halls, hospitals, libraries, places of worship, plus general council services.

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