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Programme of First Police Ball, at the Emp in 1939.
Photo: Charles O'Leary
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Item #: 667
Programme for the first Wigan Police Ball held at the Empress Hall in March 1939.

The old Wigan Borough Police ceased to exist in April, 1969, when it was amalgamated {or taken over} by the Lancs, Constabulary. In 1974 it was amalgamated into the Greater Manchester Police. Wigan was never to enjoy the standard of policing that the old Borough Police provided.

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