Diverted

Diverted is a section that has nothing at all to do with Wigan! It contains things that I looked into, got diverted, and found other things too good to ignore! Or in the case of the SPAM page, not too good, but worth sharing.


Punch Magazines
George Orwell made several references to articles and cartoons in old copies of Punch in his book 'Road to Wigan Pier'. I have 3 copies from 1931 and have included some funnies...

SPAM!
I receive around 50 junk e-mails a day, some of them illegal. Most get my email address from this site. I shall publish the scams here along with their e-mail addresses!

War time recipes
Various recipes issued by the Ministry of Food, London, during the war. With food rationing in place, these recipes were to help make the most out of what food was available.

Bad Ads
A collection of old adverts taken from the Picture Post, from the 1930s to the 1950s. Cringe-worthy material.

News of the Week
News not relating to Wigan was covered by the local press in the 1800s, usually by means of a single line or small paragraph. Here are some odd stories, that make nice and easy, light reading.

Picture Quiz (Company Logos)
The power of advertising! Can you guess all the company logos? This was a page I wrote a few years ago for another website and I've decided to resurrect it. Have fun.

Picture Quiz (1970s Television)
Can you identify all the TV programmes from the 1970s? Another page I did years ago for another site.

Picture Quiz (1980s Television)
Can you identify all the TV programmes from the 1970s? This is the last quiz, I promise!