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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.
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Pictures: Wigan through the decades

Wigan has changed almost beyond recognition through the decades.

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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.

Lifestyle

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

News
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

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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.

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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
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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...

Opinion
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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