(Article taken from a Wigan newspaper clipping around 1950's 1960's, please use comment section if exact date is known , Thanks) Wigan Pier Legend The Calderbank clan of Wigan has done a deal of demolishing in their time, but the other day Mr Tom Calderbank opened a record book in his Orchard-street office and did his biggest job in that line - he demolished the legend that Wigan Pier still exists. The entr ...Read more ›
Where is Wigan Pier The story goes that in 1891 an excursion train to Southport got delayed on the outskirts of Wigan not long after leaving Wallgate Station. At that time a long wooden gantry or trestle carried a mineral line from Lamb and Moore's Newtown Colliery on Scot Lane, to their Meadows Colliery in Frog Lane (where the Council refuse centre is now). This gantry was quite a structure as it had to sp ...Read more ›
Shocking news that a famous part of the Wigan Pier synonymous with the 1920's Music hall joke by George Formby, could collapse at any time. The Alarm was raised at the dereliction of the "coal tippler" at the Wigan pier by passing Boaters who frequent the Leeds Liverpool canal mainly as tourist. Local canal boat users and residents have blamed the tipplers deterioration due to lack of funding and maintenanc ...Read more ›
Antiques dealer accused of fraudulently selling pensioner’s rare first edition books including George Orwell’s, The Road To Wigan Pier.
Where is Wigan Pier News. An antiques dealer accused of auctioning a pensioner’s prized collection of first editions after claiming the books had been water damaged has been found not guilty of fraud today. Jess Morris, 37, was said to have sold the books for £172,000 when he took them from 85-year-old Raymond Haworth on the pretext they were to form part of an exhibition. Mr Haworth’s collection included s ...Read more ›