Tag: wigan

  • Wigan: It Doesn't Have to Be Grim up North

    written by twizzer88 on 2011-10-03 in #world #locations
    Wigan: It Doesn't Have to Be Grim up North

    My hometown, Wigan, has had some bad press in its time. Most famously in 'The Road to Wigan Pier' by George Orwell. In this book, Orwell set out to highlight the immense poverty of industrial mill-towns across working-class England and he reserved his last stop and the title of his book for the worst: Wigan. I hope to show that it is no longer so.

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