Here’s a snapshot of 2002 happenings, as Wiganers celebrated the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, along with other events.
RETRO: 2001 – compiled by Gary Brunskill
The Mayor of Wigan, Coun. Geoff Roberts, joins in the tug of war at the Worsley Hall Tennants and Residents Association Queens Golden Jubilee party on Tuesday 4th of June 2002. Photo: Frank Orrell
Former TV and recording superstar, Dana, with local gospel singers, Kindred Spirit, before going on stage at Standish Methodist Church, High Street, on Thursday 19th of September 2002. Dana had become a Euro MP for the Connacht-Ulster constituency in Ireland and was giving up singing to concentrate on politics and humanitarian campaigning. She agreed to perform as part of a fund raising effort concert at the church after being invited by fellow MEP, Terry Wynn and wife, Doris, who were both regular church-goers at the chapel. Dana would probably be best remembered for her Eurovision Song Contest winning entry "All Kinds of Everything" in 1970. Photo: Frank Orrell
The workings of a three wheel steam car built by Bill Chorlton caused a lot of interest at the Haigh Steam and Vintage Rally on Sunday 25th of August 2002. Photo: Frank Orrell
On the tractor trail are Leanne and Chloe Ashcroft with a BMB President model at the Haigh Steam and Vintage Rally on Sunday 25th of August 2002. Photo: Frank Orrell