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.
Modern 1957 Wigan - Images and photos
Sport & Recreation - with brief histories of clubs.
Covering rugby, cricket, water polo, hockey, even curling, rowing, cycling and choral societies, etc.
On Wigan's Doorstep - scenes of surrounding areas.
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.
ABC of Services & Amenities - covering catering establishments, cinemas, dance halls, hospitals, libraries, places of worship, plus general council services.