Town set for another trophy parade

The Warriors players celebrate their cup win
The Warriors players celebrate their cup win

WIGAN Warriors’ Challenge Cup heroes will parade the famous trophy through the town tomorrow (Monday).

ss The town centre is set to be a sea of cherry and white with live music, guests and activities.

Following Wigan’s historic 19th Challenge Cup final victory, there will be an open top bus parade along Standishgate and up to a big stage, which will be located by the Moon Under Water pub in Market Place.

The whole of Wigan is being encouraged to go along and enjoy the event from noon, which will celebrate Saturday’s 16-0 victory over Hull FC.

Players will celebrate with fans on their open top bus before arriving on stage at approximately 2pm, where they will address the audience and take part in a Q and A session, with the event due to finish at around 3pm.

The council is waiving charges at its car parks on Chapel Lane, Harrogate Street, Mona Street, Pepper Mill and Sovereign Road for the homecoming. The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks will be charged at the Sunday rate of £1.70 per visit.

Access to Galleries car park may be prohibited after 1.30pm (or possibly earlier) due to road closures.

Vehicles will still be able to exit the car park when the road closures are in place.

Parking will be suspended at the following locations: upper section of Library Street (from 7am), the lower section of Standishgate (from 7am), Wallgate between King Street and Library Street (from 10am).

Arrangements for the homecoming event mean there will be a number of road closures around Wigan town centre.

These will be in place on the following roads by 1.30pm: Standishgate from its junction with Northway/Powell Street to its junction with Crompton Street/ Mesnes Street.

Crompton Street: From its junction with Standishgate to the access to the Grand Arcade car park. Access to the Grand Arcade car park will still be permitted.

Mesnes Street inbound direction only: From its junction with New Market Street/Northway to its junction with Standishgate.