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Memories of Old Wigan - Past Forward, Issue No. 36

In 1889 Mrs Margaret Shaw gave a description of the Park Lane, Bryn area as she knew it 66 years before (i.e. in 1823).

The food was very plain, potatoes, buttermilk and a small piece of bacon for dinner; buttermilk porridge for breakfast and a 'jannock' (oatmeal bread) was provided as a treat and enjoyed as if it were a plum cake.

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