Wigan Pier – The Way we were and what we became!

Wigan Pier: The way we were… and what we became!
This illustrated presentation by Jim Holian will explore how the Wigan Pier canal basin developed and why. It will examine years of decline in the 1970s before exploring how the site went on to become a world famous and well-loved tourist and heritage attraction in the 1980s.
The talk will also include Wigan’s three C’s - coal, cotton and canals, as well as a look at the social conditions of this nineteenth century industrial town.
Booking Essential
Places are limited so please book by phoning 01942 828128 or emailing wiganmuseum@wigan.gov.uk

Date and time

Thursday 3rd September, 2020

1:00pm to 2:00pm


Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street



Pricing info

£3.00 including tea/coffee

How to get there


History Talks Wheelchair access

Thu 3rd Sep, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wigan Pier – The Way we were and what we became!

Museum of Wigan Life