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Wigan Observer Office Woods Street, Wigan.   Comments: 4
Photo: Colin Harlow   Item #: 31408  
 
Wigan Observer Office Woods Street, Wigan.

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  Editor Jack Winstanley and his team discuss the week's top news stories in the editorial office at Woods Street. Jack joined the paper straight from grammar school in 1947 at the Observer Rowbottom Square works as a junior reporter, later he specialised in Angling and Rugby League. In 1966, the paper moved to new premises at Woods Street and the very latest new technology Web offset Newspapers before becoming Editor in 1973.
Well respected in the Newspaper world, Jack and the team won many major awards and placed the Wigan Observer in the forefront of local Newspapers in the Country.
Sadly, Jack passed away in March this year, age 87.
 

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Comments by Mr X, 10th August 2019  
I don't know any of the five men who worked for Wigan Observer, but remember the building in Woods Street. The car that can be seen through the window is a Hillman Avenger, and a mill chimney is at the top of Caroline Street. That building was destroyed by fire in the early 2000s, Swag textiles was the last shop to be based there. In addition to Wigan Observer, there was also Wigan Reporter, a free newspaper, and also Post and Chronicle works based in the Douglas Valley near Wigan Lane.

Comments by Methinks, 13th August 2019  
The other gentlemen as well Jack Winstanley are, as I remember, are on the right Malcolm Ryding, front left Alan Rimmer, who covered the Latics in their non league days, other gentleman sat down is Mr Tom Groves and the gentleman standing is Gordon Hurst photographer. Excellent journalists and people.

Comments by Colin Harlow., 17th August 2019  
Thanks for putting names to all these fine gents methinks, it's a great help cheers.

Comments by May., 18th August 2019  
Best paper around the Observer when it was a broadsheet, loved it, always packed.

 
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