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Does Wigan have its own Town flag

Started by: blackrodweaver (618) 

Reading in the local free paper that Horwich are trying to design their own town flag.

Has Wigan got one ???

Started: 16th May 2014 at 20:42

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

No. Neither does it have it's own crest, coat of arms etc. and it never has had!

(.... tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock! )

Replied: 17th May 2014 at 16:04
Last edited by tonker: 17th May 2014 at 20:57:17

Posted by: Cadfael (inactive)

There goes Tocker....

Replied: 20th May 2014 at 07:24

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Wigan actually has two flags and both are available in Wigan market to supporters of Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic

Replied: 20th May 2014 at 21:37

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

Wigan has no flag. NO 'town' has a flag!

Places do not have flags, coats of arms or crests.
They are only given to individuals or groups of individuals, for various reasons.
Wigan council has one, Wigan football, rugby, cricket etc., has one, Wigan boy scouts and Wigan Women's Guild have one.

But Wigan hasn't!

Replied: 21st May 2014 at 00:34

Posted by: Cadfael (inactive)

I put it to you Tonker... that Wigan does have a flag.

I further put it to you that EVERY town has a flag.

Well?

Replied: 21st May 2014 at 10:56

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

Prove it!

Replied: 21st May 2014 at 14:35

Posted by: Cadfael (inactive)

May do... may not.

Replied: 21st May 2014 at 18:18

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

Replied: 25th May 2014 at 11:50

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3464) 

WA ABOUT THE"" ANCIENT AND LOYAL """ COULDNT THAT DO FOR STARTERS?????

Replied: 26th May 2014 at 19:57

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

That's a motto, not a flag. Anyway, regardless of that, it belonged to the council, not the town!

Replied: 27th May 2014 at 13:01

Posted by: baker boy (15541)

doesn't the council belong to the townspeople.

Replied: 27th May 2014 at 22:21

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

No. The townspeople seem to belong to the council!

Actually, the council is the government and it belongs to the crown (currently the queen). The council is run by the civil service (crown employees).
Councillors are not really part of the council. They are not civil servants as they do not work for the crown. They play a parliamentary role, for the people.

But you try telling them that, and they won't believe you!

Replied: 28th May 2014 at 00:33

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

Which brings me on to that motto ...... 'ancient and loyal'.

The 'loyal' signifies loyalty to the crown. Therefore, all Wiganers should be loyal to the council, and the Queen's government.

So, let's have less of the complaints and the name-calling!

Replied: 28th May 2014 at 00:39

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

Ancient Wigan Flags.



Replied: 28th May 2014 at 06:28
Last edited by ayrefield: 28th May 2014 at 06:32:07

Posted by: cindy (5900) 

Beat Me to it ayerfield

Replied: 28th May 2014 at 12:27

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3464) 

REPLY TO ( TONKER ) I SUPPOSE I CANNOT SUPPORT WHAT I SAID ABOUT HAVING A FLAG WITH ANCIENT AND LOYAL ON SEEING YOUR DESCRIPTION OF I AM NOT AND NEVER WILL BE A ROYALIST NOT BOTHERED ABOUT THE ANCIENT BUT LOYAL & ROYAL I WILL NEVER BE........

Replied: 4th Jun 2014 at 18:09

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

I'm afraid you can't be a Wiganer if you're not a royalist, so you can't!

You must be a plastic!


....... THE 'WIGAN FLAG' .......



Replied: 7th Jun 2014 at 17:31
Last edited by tonker: 8th Jun 2014 at 13:01:16

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3464) 

well tonker it's a good job I am not bothered what you think and the fact that I know what I am and that's a true
born and bred WIGANER, AS THE OTHER I DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT SUPPORT THE ROYAL FAMILY AND ALL THIER CRONIES, AND BY THE WAY IF ANY IMMIGRANTS NEED REMOVING IT SHOULD BE THE ENTIRE GERMAN HOUSE OF WINDSOR REST MY CASE.

Replied: 15th Oct 2014 at 16:51

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

You tuk yer taaaaime, din'tya?

Anyroadup, "A born and bred Wiganer"? You? You're from Hindley! A Wiganer?

Replied: 15th Oct 2014 at 19:18
Last edited by tonker: 15th Oct 2014 at 19:18:51

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1663)

being the premier town in the area it dosnt need a flag

Replied: 17th Oct 2014 at 08:10

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

The premier town in the area? What area? Wigan Borough?
Hmmmmm., I suppose it is. But that doesn't say much about it, seeing as it's only competing with the likes of Pemberton, Ashton, Golborne, Hindley, Standish etc.

It's clearly near the bottom of the big league though!

Replied: 17th Oct 2014 at 22:04

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1663)

now come on Tonker even you must realise Wigan is the premiere town in the north west theres a good arguement for making it a city

Replied: 19th Oct 2014 at 10:35

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

Didnt there used to be a COAT OF ARMS of Wiganon on the Park Gates I am talking PRE WEAR we lived near the Park and I am sure they were on the gates

Replied: 18th Nov 2014 at 17:05

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

The only 'coat of arms' seen on the park gates, Elizabeth, would be the one of Wigan COUNCIL. Coats of arms have only ever been given to people or groups of people, NEVER to towns. And Wigan hasn't got one!

Replied: 19th Nov 2014 at 17:51

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3464) 

long time again tonker, just where did you get that from a Chinese cracker? Me from Hindley? hardly for your info =

Born 22nd December 1947 @ 460 Ormskirk road, wigan ,almost a PEM BOKE! ONLY time I went Hindley wi mi mam on a bus on Saturday mornings she used to tell me we are going to " INGLY " FOUND out later she meant Hindley,on market day was on a Saturday's back then don't know when its held now! So I'm an halfway houser.

Replied: 21st Feb 2016 at 16:39

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Replied: 28th Apr 2020 at 10:04
Last edited by firefox: 28th Apr 2020 at 10:04:18

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

Been diggin' again, laaaaike?

Replied: 28th Apr 2020 at 18:28

Posted by: tuddy (1135)

Interesting original question, I don't know if Wigan dose have it's own flag but plenty of towns and cities do, Preston has a flag, also Lytham St Anne's dose, Shrewsbury dose. plenty others do.

Replied: 30th Apr 2020 at 13:43

Posted by: tonker (23297) 

Anybody can make a flag and call it 'theirs', but they aren't official flags. Official flags, bearing arms, are only given to people or groups of people ie: authorities. If Wigan Council wanted a flag, they could have one, but it would be for the local authority not the town of Wigan.

Anyway, Wigan already has flags !

Replied: 2nd May 2020 at 18:54

Posted by: firefox (3239)

Do you have a flag?


Apologies for the swearing

Replied: 9th May 2020 at 17:46

 

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