They’re gone but not yet forgotten

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


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.

Geoffrey Shryhane

Public notice warns of a womaniser...

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

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...


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.


GALLERY: Pictures of Wigan from yesteryear

Everyone loves looking at old pictures of Wigan ...

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...

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...
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

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...


Lancashire's worst civilian air crash

It is 60 years since 35 people were killed in the worst aviation accident in Lancashire since the Second World War. Mike Hill reports


RETRO GALLERY: The last days of Central Park

It’s hard to believe it has been 18 years since Wigan fans made their final pilgrimage to Central Park to watch their side in action.

Noah's Ark pictured here in the 80s was launched in 1922

IN PICTURES: Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the 80s and 90s

Most adults who grew up in the North West will have fond memories of childhood visits to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Pictures: Wigan through the decades

Wigan has changed almost beyond recognition through the decades.


From creme brulee to prawn cocktails: Classic dinner party menus from the 1950s to the 2000s

Safe to say, a lot of these dishes are seriously retro.


These are the top 10 Volkwagen GTI models of all time

Over the past 50 years, three letters have resonated deeply in the motoring world - GTI. Applied to some of the greatest road cars of all time, it's come to represent a genuinely involving driving experience

1st Lancashire Fusiliers waiting in sunken road in middle of no man's land for July 1, 1916 attack at the Somme

Horrors of Lancashire officer at the Somme

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the torments of an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the first days of the Battle of the Somme


Band of brothers - This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived

This is the astonishing story of how six British brothers fought in the Second World War - and all survived.

Officer of 2/4th East Lancashires observes the enemy through a trench periscope

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
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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