The 10 best-kept secrets about Wigan that even most residents won't know
If you are Wigan born and bred then you may think you know your town pretty well ... but do you really?
Here are 10 fascinating facts about our wonderful town that may surprise you ...
1. It's a rap
World famous rapper Fifty Cent once dropped into a studio in Standish and laid down some tracks on his way back from a concert.
2. Hospital hall
During the Great War, Haigh Hall was used as a military hospital and housed casualties from 1914 onwards.
3. Turned out nice again
Wiganer George Formby was given a top award by the Russians who loved the humour in his films.
4. Cold, hard fact
Wigan Borough has roughly the same population as Iceland.