In pictures: Wigan through the decades

We've trawled through our archives once more to dig out some classic pictures of Wigan and Wiganers from yesteryear.

Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 2:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 3:35 pm
It's the mid 80s and hundreds of people await the arrival of the Queen at Wigan Pier to perform the official opening ceremony

Have a flick through our pictures and take a trip down Memory Lane ...

The greenhouses in the grounds of Haigh Hall were a popular haunt for Wiganers for many years
Regent Street in Wigan in the late 1960s

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Michael Heseltine at Wigan Pier in the 1970s
Wigan fans wait at Central Park for the team coach from Wembley in 1985
Wigan artist J Lawrence Isherwood at work painting the portrait of a Wigan Vicar in the late 1940s
Greenough Street in the sixties
Coop employees off to Blackpool. Taken at Wigan station in the mid 1950s
Construction work in Wigan in 1986
Princess Diana's visit to Wigan in 1991
Pemberton Colliery in 1985
Miss Wigan 1984 - Lesley Anne (centre) Deborah (left) and Julie Anne (right)
A view down Millgate over half a century ago
Ricky Tomlinson at Appley Bridge Boat Rally in the early 1990s
Waiting for the Queen in 1954
Market Place in the 1980s
Wigan Infirmary in 1979
Standish Walks in 1968
The Spinners Folk Group opening Dawson's music shop on Hallgate in 1967