Prince Phillip in Wigan

RETRO GALLERY: Pictures of Wigan and Wiganers through the decades

We've trawled through our archives once again to dig out some great pictures of Wigan and Wiganers through the decades.

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Wigan and Leigh College staff picket the site during a dispute in 1996

5. Wigan strikers

Wigan and Leigh College staff picket the site during a dispute in 1996
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Beacon Park Upholland hosted an animal antics day with the RSPCA in 1999

6. Animal magic

Beacon Park Upholland hosted an animal antics day with the RSPCA in 1999
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HRH Prince Philip during one of his visits to Wigan

7. Special guest

HRH Prince Philip during one of his visits to Wigan
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang arrived in the borough in 1996 to the excitement of youngsters who were treated to rides in the famous car

8. Car capers

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang arrived in the borough in 1996 to the excitement of youngsters who were treated to rides in the famous car
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