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Does Wigan have its own Town flag
Started by: blackrodweaver (386) Report abuse
Reading in the local free paper that Horwich are trying to design their own town flag.

Has Wigan got one ???

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
No. Neither does it have it's own crest, coat of arms etc. and it never has had!

(.... tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock! )

Posted by: Cadfael (inactive) Report abuse
There goes Tocker....

Posted by: i-spy (12719)  Report abuse
Wigan actually has two flags and both are available in Wigan market to supporters of Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
Wigan has no flag. NO 'town' has a flag!

Places do not have flags, coats of arms or crests.
They are only given to individuals or groups of individuals, for various reasons.
Wigan council has one, Wigan football, rugby, cricket etc., has one, Wigan boy scouts and Wigan Women's Guild have one.

But Wigan hasn't!

Posted by: Cadfael (inactive) Report abuse
I put it to you Tonker... that Wigan does have a flag.

I further put it to you that EVERY town has a flag.

Well?

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
Prove it!

Posted by: Cadfael (inactive) Report abuse
May do... may not.

Posted by: ecmdj (8180)   Report abuse

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2499)  Report abuse
WA ABOUT THE"" ANCIENT AND LOYAL """ COULDNT THAT DO FOR STARTERS?????

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
That's a motto, not a flag. Anyway, regardless of that, it belonged to the council, not the town!

Posted by: baker boy (13501) Report abuse
doesn't the council belong to the townspeople.

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
No. The townspeople seem to belong to the council!

Actually, the council is the government and it belongs to the crown (currently the queen). The council is run by the civil service (crown employees).
Councillors are not really part of the council. They are not civil servants as they do not work for the crown. They play a parliamentary role, for the people.

But you try telling them that, and they won't believe you!

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
Which brings me on to that motto ...... 'ancient and loyal'.

The 'loyal' signifies loyalty to the crown. Therefore, all Wiganers should be loyal to the council, and the Queen's government.

So, let's have less of the complaints and the name-calling!

Posted by: ayrefield (4165) Report abuse
Ancient Wigan Flags.



Posted by: cindy (5520)   Report abuse
Beat Me to it ayerfield

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2499)  Report abuse
REPLY TO ( TONKER ) I SUPPOSE I CANNOT SUPPORT WHAT I SAID ABOUT HAVING A FLAG WITH ANCIENT AND LOYAL ON SEEING YOUR DESCRIPTION OF I AM NOT AND NEVER WILL BE A ROYALIST NOT BOTHERED ABOUT THE ANCIENT BUT LOYAL & ROYAL I WILL NEVER BE........

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
I'm afraid you can't be a Wiganer if you're not a royalist, so you can't!

You must be a plastic!


....... THE 'WIGAN FLAG' .......



Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2499)  Report abuse
well tonker it's a good job I am not bothered what you think and the fact that I know what I am and that's a true
born and bred WIGANER, AS THE OTHER I DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT SUPPORT THE ROYAL FAMILY AND ALL THIER CRONIES, AND BY THE WAY IF ANY IMMIGRANTS NEED REMOVING IT SHOULD BE THE ENTIRE GERMAN HOUSE OF WINDSOR REST MY CASE.

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
You tuk yer taaaaime, din'tya?

Anyroadup, "A born and bred Wiganer"? You? You're from Hindley! A Wiganer?

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1210) Report abuse
being the premier town in the area it dosnt need a flag

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
The premier town in the area? What area? Wigan Borough?
Hmmmmm., I suppose it is. But that doesn't say much about it, seeing as it's only competing with the likes of Pemberton, Ashton, Golborne, Hindley, Standish etc.

It's clearly near the bottom of the big league though!

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1210) Report abuse
now come on Tonker even you must realise Wigan is the premiere town in the north west theres a good arguement for making it a city

Posted by: elizabeth (5133)  Report abuse
Didnt there used to be a COAT OF ARMS of Wiganon on the Park Gates I am talking PRE WEAR we lived near the Park and I am sure they were on the gates

Posted by: tonker (18704)   Report abuse
The only 'coat of arms' seen on the park gates, Elizabeth, would be the one of Wigan COUNCIL. Coats of arms have only ever been given to people or groups of people, NEVER to towns. And Wigan hasn't got one!

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2499)  Report abuse
long time again tonker, just where did you get that from a Chinese cracker? Me from Hindley? hardly for your info =

Born 22nd December 1947 @ 460 Ormskirk road, wigan ,almost a PEM BOKE! ONLY time I went Hindley wi mi mam on a bus on Saturday mornings she used to tell me we are going to " INGLY " FOUND out later she meant Hindley,on market day was on a Saturday's back then don't know when its held now! So I'm an halfway houser.

 
 
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