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Wigan Rugby   Views: 758
Prescott Street Rugby Ground 1890   Comments: 3
Photo: Keith   Item #: 29763  
 
Prescott Street Rugby Ground 1890
 
  Following on from Andy C's "Wigan Rugby" commemorative plaque - here is the ground in question, as shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1890.  

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Comments by Bert, 4th October 2017  
This place is the West End Grounds and was the nucleus of all sport in Wigan in the late Victorian era. Home to: Wigan Cricket Club, Wigan AFC, Wigan RLFC, Wigan United FC, West End Stars FC. Closed about 1902 and became a railway yard
http://historicalgroundsofwigan.weebly.com/

Comments by Keith, 5th October 2017  
It's also the place where Wigan played the first ever rugby tourists to this country, the Maoris in 1888 - the maoris did their version of the haka, much to the amusement of the crowd.

Comments by AH, 5th October 2017  
the site became L&Y railway sheds wigan 27d?.it is now industrial units

 
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