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Wigan's Local Press
The Heritage Service cutbacks was reported in the Wigan Evening Post, the Wigan Observer and on their Wigan Today website.

All quoted text used in the three articles was stolen from this website, without permission or credit. The work was passed off as their own. Not plagiarism but straight forward copy and paste. Lazy journalism indeed.

I contacted Gillian Gray, the editor, who didn't even have the courtesy to reply. Disgraceful and a direct breach of copyright law, something the press should know about.

BookFounded on Coal
A history of a coal mining community: The Parish of St. Matthew Highfield and Winstanley by Ray Winstanley and Derek Winstanley

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BookFurther History
Further History of Winstanley and Highfield - Ray Winstanley.

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BookChildhood Memories by Fred Foster
Fred's recollections from 1931 to 1950.

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BookThe Shop in Billinge Road by Fred Foster
No. 94, Billinge Road. Shop stories from November 1963.

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BookPark Collieries, 1948 to 1959 by Fred Foster
Fred's recollections from 1948 to 1959.

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BookParkside Memories, 1959-89 by Fred Foster
Fred's recollections from 1959 to 1989.

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More pictures of Wigan
Jim Farrell's Wigan Photo Album.
More Wigan photos by Richard Humphreys.

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Isherwood paintings wanted by genuine collector.
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Save Mesnes Park
Wigan's Victorian splendour, Mesnes Park has been awarded over 3m by the Lottery Fund...
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St George's Day
Lack of police cover sees the end of the St George's Day Parade in Wigan after many, many years.
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Heritage Services?
Reduced opening times planned for Archives at Leigh and the History Shop at Wigan...

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Painted Roads?
Grand Arcade
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Sandyforth Pit?
Housing in Standish?
50 fine for litter?
Wigan Lane Bus Lane?

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