RETRO: What was making the Wigan news in 1971?
Here’s a random selection of photographs – including the opening of a youth club, a cycling group, drama production and tree-planting event – all covered by veteran photographer Frank Orrell in 1971.
By Michelle Adamson
Published 12th Jan 2023, 15:45 BST
Members of the Autumn Tints Cycling Comrades riding in Rivington in 1971. Photo: Frank Orrell
The first metric signs appear in Billinge much to the amusement of locals in 1971. Photo: Frank Orrell
The opening of Aspull Boys Club in 1971. Photo: Frank Orrell
Weight training in Wigan Boys and Girls Club, Soho Street, in July 1971. Photo: Frank Orrell