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Wigan past will contain news and true stories of things that happened in Wigan, years ago. Listed in date order.

Fatal train crash at Hindley
July, 1900
Train crash at HindleyOn the 24th July, 1900 there was a fatal train crash at Hindley. It happened at Amberswood Junction, killing the driver and one passenger. There were also twenty-five other passengers injured...
Maypole mayhem
August, 1908
Maypole mayhemIt was five o'clock on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 18, 1908 when an explosion ripped the heart out of the Cannel Mine (No 1 Pit) at Abram's Maypole Colliery.
For love of Dolly
April, 1945
For love of DollyWigan's strangest mining disaster. A railway engine named Dolly and driver Ludovic Berry disappeared down a mine shaft. They are still there to this day...
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