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- .Wigan is one of the oldest boroughs in Lancashire
- JJB Staydem was Thoat by Dave Wieland
- . Famous food products Heinz Beans, Patacks Indian food , Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls and De Roma Ice Cream
- The town stayed loyal to the king, and was later rewarded with a ceremonial sword. Until local government reorganisation its motto was ‘Ancient and Loyal’
- The Verve was a band all from the Wigan area and met while at Winstanley College, a sixth form centre on the outskirts of town.
- In the 1960s and 70s, Wigan Casino was the spiritual home of ‘Northern Soul’ music, attracting thousands to its famous all-nighters. The casino burnt down in the early 1980s.