St Georges Day History

With April 23rd getting closer, here’s a little insight to some background to our patron saint and St Georges Day History. Possibly good for the pub quiz if nothing else. Then there’s always an excuse to wander down the local pub and tell your mates anyway. First off, like aContinue Reading

Active April for Happiness

Okay the daylight hours are getting longer and generally warmer. What a great time to start doing some little things to raise your spirits. The Action for Happiness daily calendar provides daily suggestions to get you going. However you can always substitute them with your own. Read on to findContinue Reading

Gerry Anderson: Life Unchartered

Everything you wanted to know about the creator behind Thunderbirds, Stingray and more. Gerry Anderson: Life Uncharted is a brand new documentary, recorded before his death in 2012. It will now be released for the first time on Britbox on the 14th April. An Introduction to his Work Gerry AndersonContinue Reading

Events Local and Around Wigan Galleries - Visit Santa and his Elf

Wigan Galleries – Visit Santa and his Elf Date: Saturdays and Sundays 4th to 18th December 11 am – 3pm. Location: Wigan Galleries – Woodcock Square Possibly the last chance to see in the Galleries. Plenty of different, festive activities taking place during the month. Don’t forget to hand deliverContinue Reading

Poppy Appeal Then and Now

This year sees the return of Remembrance Day services following postponements due to Covid-19 in 2020. As Covid restrictions ease Royal British Legion collectors have been out our towns to raise vital funds to support the Armed Forces community. Their collectors have been at the heart of the Poppy AppealContinue Reading

Kid's Sport Teams Fundraiser

Local parents have arrranged a Kid’s Sport Teams Fundraiser. They are raising funds to support; Winstanley Wizards Football Team, Winstanley St Judes Under 11s. Parents have arranged thea Race Night and at St Aidan’s club on Saturday 20th November. Come along and relieve the winter gloom with a fun nightContinue Reading

Electric Trains get Green Signal

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has recently confirmed rail travel improvements from Wigan to Manchester. The changes will benefit both passengers and the environment. Once complete electric trains will replace diesel from Wigan North Western to Manchester via Bolton. Ultimately the work is due to finish between 2024 and 2025. FromContinue Reading