Gerrard Winstanley Gardens by Mick Byrne (Sony HDR)
Comment by Joanne on 2nd July 2016 at 07:29
A nice photo, Mick, thanks.
It's the 6th Wigan Diggers' Festival on Sat 10th September, 11am-9.30pm, at Gerrard Winstanley Gardens, The Wiend. A free, fun packed, open air event commemorating Gerrard Winstanley & the 17th Century Diggers' Movement.
This year's Winstanley 'Spade' Award is being presented to film director and housing campaigner Ken Loach.
Comment by carol on 2nd July 2016 at 08:10
Diggers Festival Saturday 10th September
Comment by A.W. on 2nd July 2016 at 08:28
I didn't know much about Gerrard Winstanley till recently when I acquired a copy of a magazine called "History Today" May 1969 issue. There is a long article about him and the diggers.
Comment by kath on 2nd July 2016 at 08:55
one day I might discover this man is related to me . Wouldn't that be great?
Comment by Neil Cain on 2nd July 2016 at 11:33
Let us hope one day Wigan can boast a monument to its mining past and the loss of life it cost.
Comment by Fred Foster on 3rd July 2016 at 16:00
I dont think that the present council like being reminded of our mining history. There is nothing in the town to link to the mining generations, except for the winding pulley conveniently pushed round the corner of the College, which was originally named The Wigan and District Mining and Technical College
Comment by ALAN WINSTANLEY on 11th July 2016 at 14:10
Also i wish to agree with Fred Foster about minus tributes to Wigan's past ,beside mining how about the cotton mill's also
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