17 fabulous pictures of Wigan and Wiganers through the decades

We've dipped into our archives once more to dig out some great pictures of Wigan and Wiganers from yesteryear.

Monday, 21st October 2019, 4:36 pm
Cub scouts stride up Market Street during the annual St George's Day parade on Sunday 29th of April 1973

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A view of the long demolished Central Station on Station Road with the Ritz cinema in the background
A view of Millgate and Station Road taken in 1969 showing Wigan International swimming pool on the left

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A view down Millgate in the 1950s showing the Ship Hotel on the right and shops long demolished on the left including the Famous Army Stores
Warrington Road, Abram, with the council offices on the left in March 1972
Scholes in the 1970s
The Bush pub on Belle Green Lane and Battersby Street, Higher Ince, in February 1973
The Dog i'th Thatch Hotel on Standishgate in June 1973
Darlington Street with Kaye's Surplus Stores and Norcliffe's Corsets prominent in July 1973
Young wrestlers with their medals at Riley's Wigan gym in 1987
Protesters against the Poll Tax at a meeting in Wigan in 1990
Comedian Bernard Manning on stage at Poolstock Cricket Club on Tuesday night 14th of August 1973
Audience reaction to comedian Bernard Manning on stage at Poolstock Cricket Club on Tuesday night 14th of August 1973
The Court Cinema on King Street, Wigan, which closed on Saturday 15th of September 1973
The first ever Wigan Boys Brigade 5-a-side football tournament for 8 to 11 year olds at Newtown St Mark's playing fields on Saturday 26th of May 1973
Bookies and punters at the 40 year old Poolstock Greyhound Stadium on the last night of racing on Wednesday 28th of February 1973
Cocktails and Dreams fashion show in Wigan in 1997
Ashton rock band, Vacant, in 1997