Wigan Advertisements 1960


Publicity Material - Wigan 1960

As it appeared in the Thomas Linacre School Magazine of that year (scroll down for imaages).

Vulcan Foundry, Earlestown, Lancashire - Wigan Trustee Savings Bank, King Street, Wigan - Battye and Sons, Gents and Boys Outfitters, 80 Market Street Wigan - Walker Brothers, Engineering, Pagefield Ironworks, Wigan - Bradleys Schoolwear, 27 Market Street, Wigan - Pendlebury and Co Ltd, Standishgate, Wigan - The Wiend Press, 7 The Wiend, Wigan - Starrs, Printers, Stationers, Booksellers, Bookbinders, 14 Wallgate, Wigan - Jackson and Smith, Gents and Boys Outfitters, 42 and 44 Wallgate, Wigan - James Lowe (Wigan Ltd), Victoria House, Wigan - J J Bradburn, Games, Sports and Hobbies, 76 Market Street, Wigan - Bridge and Sons, Steelwork, Seven Stars Forge, Wigan - Worsley Mesnes Ironworks, P O Box 21, Wigan - Sutcliffe Speakman and Co Ltd, Guest Street, Leigh, Lancashire.

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Local Interest: Richmond Hill Dairies; Mind Your Language; John Lancaster Wigan MP; Thomas Aspinwall Miners Agent; Thomas Aspinwall Obituary; Upholland Telephone Exchange; Thomas Linacre School Wigan; Scot Lane School Wigan; The Lindsays of Haigh; Dust Upon God's Fair Earth; The Nurburgring 1960; Wigan Advertisements 1960; Wigan Soldier Missing in Action; It's a Funny Life; Private Thomas Whitham VC; Isaac Watts 1674 - 1748; Wigan Old Bank 1792; The Brocklebank Line; John Byrom 1692 - 1793; The Holy City Liverpool; Jubilee Park Memorial, Ashton in Makerfield; Little Ships at War 1918; A Cricket Calypso; Not Much of a Warrior; Peveril of the Peak.

Walking & Cycling: Moss Eccles Tarn; Abbey Lakes to Coppull Moor; Chorley Ice Cream Walk; Douglas Valley Dawdle; Three Counties Cycle Ride; Haigh to Borsdane Wood; A Lancshire Lineaer Walk; Blackrod or Bust; Cycle the Sankey Valley; Cycle the Monsal Trail; Wigan Circular by Bike; Freshfield to Crosby; Irwell Valley Trail (Bury to Rawtenstall); Irwell Valley (Bury to Salford).

Words & Poetry: The Heart of Midlothian; The Family Man; The Pickwick Papers; The Fair Rosamond; The Fair Rosamond Comic; The Wreck of the Hesperus; God Bless these Poor Wimmen that's Childer; Dombey and Son; Aw've Turned me bit O' Garden O'er; On Th' Hills; Four Favourite Poems; The Darkling Thrush; The Glory of the Garden; The Rolling English Road; The Antiquary; Hymn Before Action; Dust upon God's Fair Earth; Mind Your Language; Jeff Unsworth's dialect poetry; Martyrs of the Arena; Th' Coartin' Neet; Boat Song; Toddlin' Whaom; A Lancashire Mon.

Wallgate Chronicles: Hugo Boss comes to Wigan; In the footsteps of the Manchester Rambler; Fun with Trigonometry; Surprise at the Philharmonic; The Marriage of Figaro; Cat Bells; A Walk in the Hills; Eay Times Uv Changed; Fidelio; The Ravioli Room; Desert Island Discs; Travels in Time; The Spectroscope; The Bohemian Girl; Bookcase; Barnaby Rudge; Romance on a Budget; The Battle of Solferino; The Getaway Car; The Switchroom Wigan; The Force of Destiny; Adolphe Adam; The Fair Maid of Perth; Ivanhoe; Semele; Lohengrin.