Nostalgia

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Every picture tells a story...

Historian Alf Ridyard looks at the intriguing stories within a single photograph...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Cheap music is so very potent – yeah yeah yeah

Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Earl of Crawford’s body was stolen by a rat catcher

Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look back at a macabre story from Wigan’s history...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

SNAP! Just six weeks until the General Election

Geoffrey Shryhane’s musings and memories...

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Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
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Wigan-born amateur historian Terry Atherton, who now lives in Vancouver in Canada

A story all Wiganers should know

A Wigan-born history enthusiast will return to his hometown to commemorate 100 years since a hero soldier was awarded the country’s highest military honour.

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Loyal North Lancashire Regimental Memorial pictured on the spot where the soldiers fought at Diyalah. Today it stands in the British Military Cemetery at Baghdad

Forgotten story of extraordinary First World War heroism

Thanks to the classic film Zulu, most people know of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when British soldiers in South Africa defended their post against raging warriors for a day and a night.
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Geoffrey Shryhane

And here it is, the real truth behind Heinz’s 57 slogan

Our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes his weekly stroll down memory lane...

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Theodore Cecil Thompson

Cherishing rugby league’s pioneers

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at some of the heroes of RL from yesteryear...

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Memories of ‘wild child’ from Wigan Lane

Memories and musings with Geoffrey Shryhane...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Stunning film from the Edwardian days

Geoffrey Shryhane takes his weekly stroll down memory lane...

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Future of the pound coin is a many-sided affair

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

When cigarettes saved your life...

Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

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Journalist and author Alan Roby at the grave of Mary Weeton at Thomas the Martyr Church, Upholland, Wigan

Long lost diary of life in Georgian Lancashire

A chance purchase in a second hand shop sent journalist Alan Roby on a decades long odyssey piecing together the fascinating tale of life in Lancashire during the early1800s.

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Yes, time heals – but exactly how long does it take?

Geoffrey Shryhane takes a close look at the topics of grief and loneliness...

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Steven Shepherd

50 years since tragic death of bullied Stephen made headlines

A schoolboy at the heart of a notorious Wigan tragedy was today remembered 50 years on from his death.

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A typical corner shop.  This one on Hindleys Bridgewater Street was demolished years ago

Nostalgic appeal provided by the old corner shops

Memories and musings with Geoffrey Shryhane... There’s an odd one here and an odd one there, but by and large, the traditional Wigan corner shop has quietly slipped into history.

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Annie Fairhurst presents Prime Minister Harold Wilson with a handbag for his wife Mary. She was hoping the gift would persuade him to rule against plans for housing near to her home

Annie bags her chance with PM

Former press photographer Bill Batchelor looks back through our archives to recall a lovely story about an old lady fighting to save her home, the intervention of Prime Minister Harold Wilson - and a rather nice handbag ...

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The days when playing hide and seek was free

Memories and musings with Geoffrey Shryhane...

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A slightly younger Geoffrey Shryhane at the royal tribute wall

Sad loss of our unique royal wall

Memories and musings with our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane...

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