tuddy - Hi,I did know of the six VC's and the saying "6 before breakfast" but was'nt aware that two of the resipients came from Wigan. I'll look it up as I'm really interested in what these brave men & women did.
Relating to a VC, next door to my Mam & Dads house in St Helens, lived a Gentleman who won the VC and Belgium's highest honour in WW1 but sadly passed away in 1972. John Moleneux was is name born 1890 - 1972, an ex-miner and just a normal bloke !!! Another VC recipients from St Helens in WW1 was John Davies..