Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Ten pictures from the archives

Old pictures are like a time machine.

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British World War Two veteran Bernard Sharrock, 92, is awarded with the Legion d'Honneur, presented by the Mayor of Wigan coun Ron Conway, surrounded by family, friends, members of the armed forces and pupils from Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School

War veteran given French hero’s medal 72 years later

A veteran who cheated death serving in World War Two has been given a top military honour from the French government for his service.

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These brooches are just �5 each and there are lots to choose from

Brooches that won’t break the bank

A look at antiques with our expert Allan Blackburn...

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Wigan World Formby inpersonator Anthony Mason has a CD out in time for Christmas

Geoffrey Shryhane’s My World

Let’s face it, it’s not Christmas without being wooed by the everlasting songs of our own George Formby.

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The demolition of Central Park in September 1999

Ten pictures from the archives

Everybody likes looking at old pictures, right?

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The Beatles in Blackpool ahead of their appearance at the Opera House on August 16, 1964

Day The Beatles played in a front room in Lancashire

Lancashire author Richard Houghton's new book captures the memories of Beatles fans who saw the Fab Four play live. Here he shares memories of concerts in the Red Rose county.

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Rockets The Who pictured in their early days

Searching for fans of The Who

Legendary rockers The Who played gigs right across Lancashire on their rise to global stardom in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now author Richard Houghton is looking for fans who saw the band play in the early days to share their memories for a new book.
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Geoffrey Shryhane

The grieving mother who refuses to give up

My World with Geoffrey Shryhane...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

When George Orwell sold his scarf for two bob

My World with Geoffrey Shryhane...

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The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales (hidden right) on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burnley, 2012

Two hundred years of the Leeds and Liverpool canal

Celebrations are taking place this week to mark 200 years of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Jade Taylorson looks back at the origins on an engineering project which changed the face of the north of England forever
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Geoffrey Shryhane

My World with Geoffrey Shryhane

I say I have but I haven’t really. I haven’t really got my head around the intricacies of computers.

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Geoffrey Shryhane’s My World

The scales here in the bathroom at No 5 have a cruel streak. I stand on them, watch the wheel whizz round and then read my weight.

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Gentleman Jim Leytham

Tragic death of Wigan's first sporting superstar

August 20 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic death of a man dubbed Lancashire’s first sporting superstar. Jessica Hay reports
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Preston Pals parade on the town's Flag Market before heading off to war

Battalions saw pals fight and die side by side at the Somme

Pals battalions were a uniquely British phenomenon.
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A German prisoner helps wounded British soldiers back from the front near Poziers on July 19, including Private RG Wood of 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, second right

High price Lancashire paid at the Battle of the Somme

The Somme. The name of a river in France and two words which should forever be burned deep into British consciousness.
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Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, parading at the White City trench  for the attack on Beaumont Hamel on July 1 1916.

Soldier's first hand account of the trauma of the Somme

Captain Page was in one of the support trenches behind the British front line between the villages of Serre and Beaumont Hamel when the great attack started at 7.30 am on July 1, 1916.
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Lizzie Livesey's diary and her brother Matthew's medals

Woman who immortalised a search for her brother’s grave in the Somme

Matthew Livesey was excited, yet apprehensive about fighting in the First World War.
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Lance Corporal Richard Coupe, of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Journey from America to the Somme to trace the uncle who made ultimate sacrifice

May, 2016 the High Wood, near Longuval, France: “This is it,” my brother William exclaimed, “he died somewhere near here,” he added. “I’ll place the stone just over the barbed wire and into the trees a little ways.”
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By Jove, how well do you know WWII slang terms?

Anybody paying attention to the debate over Britain’s membership of the European Union may have noticed the main players referencing the Second World War with the hopes of swinging patriotic voters to their side of the debate.

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