It's the mid 80s and hundreds of people await the arrival of the Queen at Wigan Pier to perform the official opening ceremony

In pictures: Wigan through the decades

We've trawled through our archives once more to dig out some classic pictures of Wigan and Wiganers from yesteryear.


Have a flick through our pictures and take a trip down Memory Lane ...

The greenhouses in the grounds of Haigh Hall were a popular haunt for Wiganers for many years
The greenhouses in the grounds of Haigh Hall were a popular haunt for Wiganers for many years
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Regent Street in Wigan in the late 1960s
Regent Street in Wigan in the late 1960s
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Michael Heseltine at Wigan Pier in the 1970s
Michael Heseltine at Wigan Pier in the 1970s
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Wigan fans wait at Central Park for the team coach from Wembley in 1985
Wigan fans wait at Central Park for the team coach from Wembley in 1985
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