What's on in Wigan

Wigan Pier - The way we were and what we became by Jim Holian.

Free on line talk 1pm - 2pm GMT
This online talk and picture presentation will explore how the Wigan Pier canal complex and more generally Wigan as a town, developed at the peak of its industrial heyday around 1900. Using contemporary photographs, it will explore the three “C’s” of coal, cotton and canals as well as looking at what happened after the boom years and how the site was later successfully redeveloped. It will also consider Wigan Pier’s plans for the future.

Jim Holian has lived and worked in Wigan for over 42 years as a teacher and later, a Head teacher. He has served in no fewer than six areas within the Borough, as well as a two-year secondment to the school centre at Wigan Pier itself, during the time when Wigan Education Authority won the prestigious Sanford Education award. His style is humorous and engaging and is guaranteed to keep you listening. He presently works for Manchester Metropolitan University on a part time basis. Definitely one not to miss!

  • Thursday 20th May 2021
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