IN PICTURES: Wiganers get ready to enjoy Wakes Weeks in 1969
Wakes weeks was the highlight of the year for every Wiganer, young and old.
By Michelle Adamson
Published 3rd Jun 2020, 09:28 BST
Updated 5th Jun 2020, 11:43 BST
Factories, businesses and shops all closed for the grand occasion, as thousands of Wiganers, dressed to impress, took trains and buses to the seaside, Blackpool, Southport and North Wales for their annual family holiday. Pics by Gary Brunskill.