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Various pictures courtesy of Brian Thurston, thank you. These superb images are large, please be patient while they load, it's worth the wait. For Explorer users, pressing F11 acts as a toggle to get a larger view.

The River Douglas

The River Douglas in flood. Looking up river towards the "Bloody Mountains", site of "The Battle of Wigan Lane".
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Wigan Fire Station.

Wigan Fire Station, part of the Greater Manchester Fire Service.
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Yellow Brook Waterfall.

Yellow Brook Waterfall. (Man made) This is where water exits from the Great Haigh Sough that drained the pits around Haigh and Aspull. It often runs yellow due to the high content of iron ore in the underground workings. (This bottom part was culverted when the opencast mining was finished at the Alexandra and Lindsay Pits).
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St. John the Baptist C.E. Junior School, New Springs.

St. John the Baptist C.E. Junior School, New Springs.
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Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Easter Sunday 2002. Cruising the Leeds Liverpool Canal on the "Elron" at Haigh near Shedfield Bridge.
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Mill at the Pier, ventilation fan from the mines.

Mill at the Pier, ventilation fan from the mines.
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The old Carnegie Library.

The old "Carnegie Library". Now converted to offices.
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Uncle Joes Mint Ball Factory.

Uncle Joes "Mint Ball Factory".
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M6 looking south from Windy Harbour.

M6 looking south from Windy Harbour.
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The Sculpture on Tesco car park, the inscription reads:-

THE HOME OF RUGBY LEAGUE
THIS SCULPTURE BY JOANNE RISLEY IS DEDICATED
TO THE FOLLOWERS OF RUGBY LEAGUE IN WIGAN
AND TO THE GREAT PLAYERS WHO MADE WIGAN
FAMOUS ACROSS THE WORLD     SITED 2001

6th SEPTEMBER 1902     WIGAN 14 BATLEY 6
5th SEPTEMBER 1999      WIGAN 28 ST HELENS 20

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