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 ...

Wigan artist J Lawrence Isherwood at work painting the portrait of a Wigan Vicar in the late 1940s
Wigan artist J Lawrence Isherwood at work painting the portrait of a Wigan Vicar in the late 1940s
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Greenough Street in the sixties
Greenough Street in the sixties
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Coop employees off to Blackpool. Taken at Wigan station in the mid 1950s
Coop employees off to Blackpool. Taken at Wigan station in the mid 1950s
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Construction work in Wigan in 1986
Construction work in Wigan in 1986
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