My World with Geoffrey Shryhane
0 Have your say Before Wigan Pier was transformed into a prize-winning tourist attraction, a Wigan councillor who shall remain nameless (in fact he’s passed on now) made a suggestion which seemed outrageous at the time.
He put forward the view that the old Pier buildings be demolished and the land given over to housing.
As you can imagine there was uproar – Wigan without its Pier was unthinkable.
Today that housing proposal doesn’t seem all that amazing.
For, like you, I’ve watched with feelings of great sadness as the Pier attractions have closed and have watched as the whole tourist... read more
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