Wigan

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 mi south-west of Bolton, 12 mi north of Warrington and 17 mi west-northwest of Manchester.wikipedia
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Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

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Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre.
It is named after its largest component town and former county borough, Wigan and includes the towns and villages of Leigh, part of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Abram, Ince-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Orrell, Standish, Atherton, Tyldesley, Golborne, Lowton, Billinge, Astley, Haigh and Aspull.

Greater Manchester

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 mi south-west of Bolton, 12 mi north of Warrington and 17 mi west-northwest of Manchester.
There is evidence of Iron Age habitation, particularly at Mellor, and Celtic activity in a settlement named Chochion, believed to have been an area of Wigan settled by the Brigantes.

Lancashire

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Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England.
Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan were major cotton mill towns during this time.

DW Stadium

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The DW Stadium is home to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club.
The DW Stadium is a stadium in Pemberton, near Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Mill town

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Although porcelain manufacture and clock making had been major industries, Wigan became known as a major mill town and coal mining district.
For example, mining was a key industry in Wigan and Leigh in Greater Manchester, and in Ossett in Yorkshire.

Wigan Warriors

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The DW Stadium is home to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club.
Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club is a professional rugby league club founded and based in Wigan, England.

Wigan Pier

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Wigan Pier, a wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, was made famous by the writer George Orwell.
Wigan Pier is an area around the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, south-west of the town centre.

Grand Arcade (Wigan)

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In 2005 investigations ahead of the Grand Arcade development, and in 2008 at the Joint Service Centre development, have proven that Wigan was a significant Roman site in the late first and second centuries AD.
The Grand Arcade is a covered shopping centre located in Wigan town centre.

All Saints' Church, Wigan

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Although Wigan is not mentioned in the Domesday Book, possibly because it was included in the Neweton barony (now Newton-le-Willows), it is wrongly claimed that the mention of a church in the manor of Neweton, which actually refers to the church of St.Oswald (Winwick), is Wigan Parish Church.
All Saints' Church in Wallgate, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, is an Anglican parish church.

The Road to Wigan Pier

Road to Wigan Pier
In his book, The Road to Wigan Pier, Orwell highlighted the poor working and living conditions of the inhabitants during the 1930s.
In the period from 31 January to 30 March 1936, Orwell lived in Wigan, Barnsley and Sheffield researching the book.

Ince-in-Makerfield

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There is very little evidence of prehistoric activity in the area, especially pre-Iron Age; however, Celtic names in the area around Wigan—such as Bryn, Makerfield and Ince—indicate that the Celtic people of Britain were active in the area in the Iron Age.
Historically in Lancashire, Ince is contiguous to Wigan and is a residential suburb.

Up Holland

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Edward stayed in nearby Upholland Priory and held court in the town over a period of several days.
Up Holland (or Upholland) is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire district, in the county of Lancashire, England, 3 miles east of Skelmersdale and 4 miles west of Wigan.

Warrington

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 mi south-west of Bolton, 12 mi north of Warrington and 17 mi west-northwest of Manchester. At 53.54472°N, -2.63167°W (53.5448, −2.6318), Wigan lies respectively to the west and north of Hindley and Ashton-in-Makerfield, and is about 12 mi west of Manchester city centre and 10 mi north of Warrington.
Regional services operate to neighbouring cities Liverpool, Manchester and Chester, as well as to Wigan, Leigh, the Trafford Centre, Altrincham, Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes and St Helens.

Scholes, Greater Manchester

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This can be seen in place names such as Scholes—now a part of Wigan—which derives from the Scandinavian skali meaning "hut".
Scholes is an urban area in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

George Orwell

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Wigan Pier, a wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, was made famous by the writer George Orwell.
Hilton was unable to provide him lodging, but suggested that he travel to Wigan rather than Rochdale, "for there are the colliers and they're good stuff."

Newton-le-Willows

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Although Wigan is not mentioned in the Domesday Book, possibly because it was included in the Neweton barony (now Newton-le-Willows), it is wrongly claimed that the mention of a church in the manor of Neweton, which actually refers to the church of St.Oswald (Winwick), is Wigan Parish Church.
The historical town borders Warrington to the south and is 7 miles (9km) south of Wigan.

Worsley Mesnes

The five wards are: Douglas, Pemberton, Wigan Central, Wigan West and Worsley Mesnes.
Worsley Mesnes is a mainly residential area of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Douglas Navigation

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Wigan's status as a centre for coal production, engineering and textiles in the 18th century led to the Douglas Navigation in the 1740s, the canalisation of part of the River Douglas and later the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
The Douglas Navigation was a canalised section of the River Douglas or Asland, in Lancashire, England, running from its confluence with the River Ribble to Wigan.

May Mill, Pemberton

May Mill
The last working cotton mill, May Mill, closed in 1980.
May Mill, Pemberton is a cotton spinning mill in Pemberton, Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Mamucium

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The late 2nd-century Antonine Itinerary mentions a Roman settlement called Coccium 17 mi from the Roman fort at Manchester (Mamucium) and 20 mi from the fort at Ribchester (Bremetennacum).
In addition, Mamucium may also have overlooked a lesser road running north west to Coccium (Wigan).

Hindley, Greater Manchester

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At 53.54472°N, -2.63167°W (53.5448, −2.6318), Wigan lies respectively to the west and north of Hindley and Ashton-in-Makerfield, and is about 12 mi west of Manchester city centre and 10 mi north of Warrington.
Lying three miles (5 km) east of Wigan it covers an area of 1044 hectares.

County Borough of Wigan

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The former area of Pemberton Urban District was annexed to the County Borough of Wigan in 1904, adding four extra wards to the borough.
The County Borough of Wigan was, from 1889 to 1974, a local government district centred on Wigan in the northwest of England.

River Douglas, Lancashire

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 mi south-west of Bolton, 12 mi north of Warrington and 17 mi west-northwest of Manchester.
It continues southwards to Wigan, where it passes through a long culvert under the railway near Wigan North Western station, is crossed again by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and heads north-west, closely paralleled by the canal.

Ashton-in-Makerfield

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At 53.54472°N, -2.63167°W (53.5448, −2.6318), Wigan lies respectively to the west and north of Hindley and Ashton-in-Makerfield, and is about 12 mi west of Manchester city centre and 10 mi north of Warrington.
It is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is 4.2 mi south of the town of Wigan.

Salford

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This happened after Salford was granted its Charter in 1230 and before Manchester in 1301.
It contained nine large parishes, smaller parts of two others, and the township of Aspull in the parish of Wigan.