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Started by: fred mason (2754)   Report abuse
What do/did you like about the World of Wigan?

I love the history of my town, especially the Roman connection.

I also like the times in the 1950's/60's when I worked in the old market hall.

The people of Wigan have been expressed as very friendly...embarrassingly so. I have a cut out of an old Lancashire Life Magazine that says this. We are all proud to be friendly Wiganers.

Posted by: berylh (1736) Report abuse
The very rich history of Wigan and it's surrounding towns and villages, also my roots go back many years, one branch I have traced back to 1600's particularly around Orrell.

Posted by: FAT MICK (40) Report abuse
I loved catching the train down to London every few weeks

Posted by: Anne (3444)  Report abuse
I like the amazement of people having being misled for years about the place, e.g. last summer friends brought a friend of theirs to visit and she was surprised at the size of the town centre. Bigger and more interesting than expected.
How long will it remain interesting?

Posted by: momac (9684)  Report abuse
It's lovely when people find long relatives..ancestry etc,it's also lovely to get
to know people even though you'll probably never meet them,having said
that I now meet up with people that I got to know through WW..long may it

Posted by: fred mason (2754)   Report abuse
Well said, Mo...

I have found long lost relatives and very dear friends on here.

Posted by: i-spy (14325)  Report abuse
It takes a lot of stick from the critics but I actually like Wigan Market.

Posted by: tonker (19778)   Report abuse
"I love the history of my town" - said Fred.

"The very rich history of Wigan" - said Beryl.

But, you wouldn't think Wigan had any history worth bothering about when the 'History of Wigan' board has had just ONE POST this year!

Posted by: fred mason (2754)   Report abuse
Ah, Thanks for that, Tonks, Ould mate...

Guess the interest must be elsewhere...

Posted by: i-spy (14325)  Report abuse
Nostalgia rules in Wigan. But that's the same as history init.

Posted by: fred mason (2754)   Report abuse
Spot on, i-spy...

I believe there are lots of comments out there regarding nostalgia....and our history.....!!!!

Posted by: Anne (3444)  Report abuse
In about an hour I will be having more feedback from friends of friends who will have spent the morning viewing the delights of Wigan. These are Londoners so won't expect them to be surprised at the size of the place but I will expect them to be hungry and ready for "lunch".

Posted by: fred mason (2754)   Report abuse
The closeness and the peace and beauty of the local countryside, Dean Wood, Porters Wood, Gathurst as well as Haigh Hall and many other areas nearby.

You don't have to travel far for lovely countryside.

Posted by: aussie94 (1674) Report abuse
born and bred in Scholes. But lived the last 45 years in Sydney. Always a St Pats lad.


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