RETRO GALLERY: Pictures of Wigan and Wiganers through the decades

We've trawled through our archives once again to dig out some great pictures of Wigan and Wiganers through the decades.

By Jon Peake
Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 3:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 5:14 pm
Prince Phillip in Wigan
Prince Phillip in Wigan

Enjoy the pics!

Princess Diana visits Wigan in 1991
Princess Diana visits Wigan in 1991
Hawkley Hall High School netball champions in 1996

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Hindley Green Morris Dancers celebrate in 1981
A party for children of Wigan Diabetic Group members at Tiffany's Club, Wigan, in 1981
Wigan and Leigh College staff picket the site during a dispute in 1996
Beacon Park Upholland hosted an animal antics day with the RSPCA in 1999
HRH Prince Philip during one of his visits to Wigan
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang arrived in the borough in 1996 to the excitement of youngsters who were treated to rides in the famous car
Pupils at Mornington High School enjoy a French breakfast in 1999
Zodiac of the popular Saturday night TV series Gladiators was on hand to open the new KFC restaurant in Hindley in 1996
A road safety Be Seen Be Safe roadshow visits Wigan Co-Op in 1981
Motorists in Wigan in 1970
Views of Wigan market square taken from the parish church tower in 1971
Wigan Warriors return triumphant from their Challenge Cup final at Wembley in 1994
Wigan Wallgate in the 1960s
Virgin (now Empire) Cinema under construction in 1996