Nostalgia

Nostalgia

IN PICTURES: Wigan through the decades

Here’s our latest batch of pictures from the Wigan Observer and Wigan Post archives.

News

VIDEO: A nostalgic trip down memory lane at Wigan theatre

Decades after it was last used, much of the equipment used to put on shows and films at what could be Wigan’s next big arts venue is still there.

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The Heinz factory at Kitt Green

Why Heinz beans are truly the life blood of our town

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane looks at what Heinz means to Wigan...

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IN PICTURES: Retro gallery

Everyone loves looking at old pictures ...

Lifestyle

RETRO GALLERY: Wigan through the decades

Here’s our latest gallery of pictures of Wiganers through the decades.

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The Calendar Girls as they are now

Calendar Girls photographer: We’re going to need bigger buns

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane reminisces with the original Calendar Girls...

Opinion
Surviving parts of a Roman road discovered during excavations

Archaeologists’ find Roman road from Wigan to Warrington

Archaeologists have uncovered further evidence of the Roman road running from Wigan to Warrington - after decades of speculation.

Environment

PICTURES: Wigan and Wiganers through the decades

Everyone loves looking at old pictures of Wigan ...

News
The demolition of Hodson Street with Geoffrey Shryhane looking on

The sad day they demolished my old corner shop

Our top columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, remembers a time when toast tasted so good...

Opinion

RETRO GALLERY: Party like it’s 1999!

Oh, wait it is 1999!

News
As we're taking a look back in time, here's a picture from our archives of Geoffrey Shryhane from 26 years ago...he hasn't aged a bit!

They’re gone but not yet forgotten

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look back at things that were but no longer are...

Opinion

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

News
Geoffrey Shryhane

Public notice warns of a womaniser...

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look at the very personal "Personal" columns of yesteryear!

Opinion
The collapsed stand that left one fan dead

The day stand collapsed at Wigan's rugby semi-final

Our top columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, takes a look at a rugby clash that was a shock for all the wrong reasons...

Nostalgia

Through adversity to the stars - 100 years of the RAF

As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary this week, here are some of the key dates, facts and figures surrounding the first 100 years of the junior service.

News

GALLERY: Pictures of Wigan from yesteryear

Everyone loves looking at old pictures of Wigan ...

News
Young evacuees from London were sent around the country to avoid the bombings

Evacuee in Wigan learned to love lobscowse

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look at a more happy aspect of World War Two...

Opinion
Ken Dodd and Geoffrey Shryhane

Ken Dodd's link with Wigan that helped launch his career

Our top columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, reveals his fond memories of a comedic legend...
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Fireman John Fletcher, left, and driver Clifford Nelson relaxing on the rails outside Morecambe during a delay in services

Riding on Lancashire's last steam trains

John Fletcher was one of the last railwaymen of the steam era in Lancashire. His new autobiography charts what life was like on the footplate, riding the rails of the Red Rose county

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The old Ashton Baths

Mine workings killed off new baths in Ashton

Our columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, looks back in time at a swimming pool's untimely demise in his weekly column, My World...

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