We have been looking into our photographic archives to find pictures of Wigan street scenes, some dating back as far as the 1890s featuring old buildings, some familiar and still standing tall and some which are long gone.
Wigan street scenes 1890s to 1980s
The junction of Darlington Street and Warrington Lane with the Foundry Inn on the right and Wigan gas works in the background in the late 1960s. Photo: Frank Orrell
Gathurst Service Station on Gathurst Lane, Shevington, in April 1970. Photo: Frank Orrell
D. Humphreys fish and chip restaurant and the Saracen's Head pub on Wigan Lane around 1900. Photo: Frank Orrell
A driver's view coming up King Street to its junction with Rodney Street with Lennons supermarket on the left in the early 1970s. Photo: Frank Orrell