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History of Wigan   (Help with ancient and recent history.)

Started by: tonker (24059) 

"Our research has shown that in about 893 a.d. the Vikings settled in Wigan.
The Vikings made their settlement, not in the remains of the
Roman fort, but on the opposite side of the River Douglas. This area of Wigan they called Scholes from the Scandinavian word “skali” meaning
hut."


That's wrong for a start!

Replied: 11th May 2020 at 20:10

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