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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 ...

Johnny Vegas, Tom O'Connor and Kenny Everett attended the former St Joseph's seminary in Up Holland.

5. Priest power

Johnny Vegas, Tom O'Connor and Kenny Everett attended the former St Joseph's seminary in Up Holland.
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Movie megastar and former Mr Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger once stayed at a house in Kitt Green when he was an aspiring bodybuilder

6. I'll be back

Movie megastar and former Mr Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger once stayed at a house in Kitt Green when he was an aspiring bodybuilder
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In the 1830s Wigan became one of the first towns in Britain to be served by a railway.

7. Getting on track

In the 1830s Wigan became one of the first towns in Britain to be served by a railway.
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Mother Theresa of Calcutta stopped over in Springfield in Wigan in the late 1960s.

8. Springfield's special guest

Mother Theresa of Calcutta stopped over in Springfield in Wigan in the late 1960s.
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