Places (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)
Until the time I left DG (1969) it was a good place to live. I certainly dont remember much crime, apart from that carried out by one individual. Even that ceased when he was sent to reform school. Crime did increase from the early 70's, but that was due to new people moving in, as the original residents either passed or moved away.
Then, it was different, and far from being a "one horse town." On Rectory Road alone, there were at least 14 businesses! In amongst those were one pub and two clubs. Who needs more anyway? One can only drink in one place at a time!
Replied: 16th Mar 2011 at 09:55