Wigan Things to Do

  • view of The Orwell
    view of The Orwell
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  • exhibits outside the mill
    exhibits outside the mill
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  • me with the lovely goats!
    me with the lovely goats!
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    Wigan Pier

    by grimbolero Updated Feb 3, 2005
    Wigan Pier

    There had to be something here about the pier. Most English seaside resorts have a pier - a long ironwork path standing from the shore out into the sea. Wigan is neither at the seaside, nor a resort, and the pier doesn't stand over anything.

    It is actually the wharf of an old canal basin, which is all now restored and the wharehouses turned into museums. The focus of the exhibitions is industrial working life of the Victorian age, and is interesting and interactive.

    We (and our children) joined in the Victorian classroom, complete with slates to write on and hard wooden benches.

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    The World's Biggest Steam Engine

    by grimbolero Written Feb 3, 2005
    Trencherfield Mill Engine, Wigan Pier

    The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is the largest working engine in the world, and has just been restored.

    The immense 100 year old 2,500 horse-power engine kept the cotton factories running, but now is run only for show, the cotton long since gone.

    Related to:
    • Archeology

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    Wigan Pier

    by YPie Written Jun 3, 2004

    If you've heard of Wigan, you've almost certainly heard of Wigan Pier. Simple as that. There's a museum, you can go to an old fashioned school.

    And there's a picture of my great grandfather there, or there was last time I went there!

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