Wigan Pier (Wigan) Reviews
Description:Heritage centre influencd by the George Orwell's book 'The Road to Wigan Pier'. Wigan Pier, Trencherfield Mill, Wigan, ... more
Newest Review: ... should not even enter! Back in Wigan there is the typical mocked up house with the outside toilet and the rag rugs and all the trappings of the ?Good old days? you see in every open air museum, heritage centre and museum. There is an interesting exhibition explaining the situation Wigan was in the late Victorian era. I thought that was useful as it put the whole attraction into context. It ... more
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by - written on 18/08/03, updated on 18/08/03 (Very useful, 709 readings)
Wigan. It is not the most inspiring place is it. Images of cloth caps, cobbles, clogs and cotton mills spring t mind. The other major thing about Wigan is that although t is miles away from the coast it has it's pier featured in the title of the George Orwell classic ? The Road To Wigan Pier? an also in a number of old music hall jokes. It also inspired the building of the first heritage centre in Britain, in the early 1980s, the Wigan Pier Experience. What is the Wigan Pier Experience? The Wigan pier experience as mentioned was the first heritage centre in the country. It was built as a community initiative to bring tourism to an ... Read the complete review
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