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Superhuman bravery of Lancashire's men

The commemorations to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele have come and gone, but it should be remembered that 100 years ago the men of Lancashire were still fighting and dying as the battle dragged on. Roger Goodwin delves into the archives of the Lancashire Infantry Museum to tell the story of a Fulwood Barracks -based regiment in another phase in the battle – one which required powers of endurance even before they met the enemy
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The new set of stamps featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys

Action Man and Sindy to feature in Royal Mail's latest stamp series

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
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Graphic illustration of the terrible the conditions as soldiers struggle to extract a gun from the mud during the battle at Passchendaele

Lancashire on the frontline at Passchendaele

July 31 marks 100 years since the bloodiest battle of the First World War. Author Roger Goodwin delves into the Lancashire Infantry Museum’s archives to tell the story of Lancashire’s role in one of history’s most terrible battles.
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The South Lancashire Regiment Queen Beach D-Day

A project "Recalling the Ironsides" has been set-up to seek out the stories of D-Day veterans

"Recalling the Ironsides" historians appeal for South Lancashire D-Day veterans

The search is on to help unearth real life stories of some of history’s forgotten Lancashire war heroes.
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The rugby league team from Windermere Road Secondary Modern School, Leigh, in 1958

Every picture tells a story...

Historian Alf Ridyard looks at the intriguing stories within a single photograph...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Cheap music is so very potent – yeah yeah yeah

Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Earl of Crawford’s body was stolen by a rat catcher

Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look back at a macabre story from Wigan’s history...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

SNAP! Just six weeks until the General Election

Geoffrey Shryhane’s musings and memories...

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Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
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Wigan-born amateur historian Terry Atherton, who now lives in Vancouver in Canada

A story all Wiganers should know

A Wigan-born history enthusiast will return to his hometown to commemorate 100 years since a hero soldier was awarded the country’s highest military honour.

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Loyal North Lancashire Regimental Memorial pictured on the spot where the soldiers fought at Diyalah. Today it stands in the British Military Cemetery at Baghdad

Forgotten story of extraordinary First World War heroism

Thanks to the classic film Zulu, most people know of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when British soldiers in South Africa defended their post against raging warriors for a day and a night.
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Geoffrey Shryhane

And here it is, the real truth behind Heinz’s 57 slogan

Our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes his weekly stroll down memory lane...

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Theodore Cecil Thompson

Cherishing rugby league’s pioneers

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at some of the heroes of RL from yesteryear...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Memories of ‘wild child’ from Wigan Lane

Memories and musings with Geoffrey Shryhane...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Stunning film from the Edwardian days

Geoffrey Shryhane takes his weekly stroll down memory lane...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Future of the pound coin is a many-sided affair

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

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Geoffrey Shryhane

When cigarettes saved your life...

Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

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Journalist and author Alan Roby at the grave of Mary Weeton at Thomas the Martyr Church, Upholland, Wigan

Long lost diary of life in Georgian Lancashire

A chance purchase in a second hand shop sent journalist Alan Roby on a decades long odyssey piecing together the fascinating tale of life in Lancashire during the early1800s.

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Geoffrey Shryhane

Yes, time heals – but exactly how long does it take?

Geoffrey Shryhane takes a close look at the topics of grief and loneliness...

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Steven Shepherd

50 years since tragic death of bullied Stephen made headlines

A schoolboy at the heart of a notorious Wigan tragedy was today remembered 50 years on from his death.

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