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A to Z quiz of Wigan with answers.


A. Wigan is twinned with which French town?
  Angers
 
B. Name the pub in Clayton Street that was demolished in 1984.
  Buck I'th Vine
 
C. What was the Roman name for Wigan?
  Coccium
 
D. Uncle Joe's factory is in which street?
  Dorning Street
 
E. What is the name of Uncle Joe's new shop on Crompton Street?
  Emporium
 
F. Name Aspull's famous post.
  Fingerpost
 
G. What is the surname of the Wiganer known as the 'Human Mole'?
  Green  (Norman Green)
 
H. Charnley Arms is on the site of which former Standish nightclub?
  Henry Africas
 
I. What is the surname of the famous Wigan artist?
  Isherwood
 
J. Name UK's largest sports retailer, based in Wigan.
  JJBs
 
K. What is the surname of the Wigan-born comedy actor who died in 1988 whilst filming in Spain?
  Kinear  (Roy Kinear)
 
L. Name the driver of the locomotive that disappeared down a shaft at Bickershaw Colliery in April, 1945.
  Ludovic  (For the story, read the Wigan Past section.)
 
M. What was Wigan's first town hall called?
  Moot Hall
 
N. Name the Wigan company that makes buses.
  Northern Counties
 
O. What is the name of Wigan's museum of memories?
  Opie's Museum of Memories
 
P. Name the family-run furniture shop in Millgate that has recently closed.
  Penningtons
 
Q. Name Wigan town centre's 88 bedroomed hotel.
  Quality Hotel
 
R. 1950s Hindley had 3 picture houses, The Palace, The Vic and The ......
  Rex
 
S. What species of bird is featured on Wigan's borough crest?
  Sparrow Hawk
 
T. The monument on Wigan Lane is in memory of whom?
  Thomas Tyldesley  (Sir)
 
U. Which Wigan street has the most guest houses?
  Upper Dicconson St
 
V. Name the former chart-topping Wigan rock group.
  Verve
 
W. Name the company what was once Wigan's largest engineering business.
  Walker Bros.
 
X. What was the name of the proposed 150m ski and leisure complex that was refused planning permission?
  Xanadu
 
Y. The .......... opened in Wigan in 1922.
  YMCA
 
Z. A recent tourist attraction in Haigh Hall, now closed.
  Zoo  (Had to be really...not many other words begin with Z)
 
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