The town of Wigan lies in the county of Greater Manchester in close proximity to the cities Manchester, Liverpool and Preston on the banks of the river Douglas and is home to over 80,000 inhabitants.
A one-time industrial centre with a history of milling and particularly coal mining, modern-day Wigan still shows signs of its historic past with more than two hundred listed buildings within its bounds. These various edifices give the town a timeless quality lacking from other nearby urban centres which had lost much of their original architecture during the building booms of the 1960's and 70's.
Wigan is a town that wears its industrial past like a badge of honour - many of its previously disused factories and warehouses have, in more recent times, been converted to cultural establishments and heritage centres, even exclusive residential complexes.
Read more about Wigan in the About Wigan section.