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Market Place, Wigan   Views: 1216
OLD MARKET PLACE, WIGAN 1838   Comments: 2
Photo: Keith   Item #: 30006  
 
OLD MARKET PLACE, WIGAN 1838

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  An illustration of Wigan's Market Place from 1838 showing the main features.  

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Comments by Keith, 22nd December 2017  
The "new" Town Hall, built to replace the old Moot Hall, was paid for by the town's two MP's, its costs today were around the £2 million mark, an example of the corruption prevalent at the time - they took these measures to "guarantee" their return to Parliament which in those days was a very profitable existence.

Comments by Josh, 22nd December 2017  
I've read that "very little has been written about 18th century (the "new" Town Hall was built in 1720) urban dishonesty, even less about its abuse and corruption. Government of towns was a limited affair conducted amongst members of the corporation." Change would come slowly.

 
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