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Coalopolis – Wigan’s Mining Heritage by Alan Davie

Thursday, 21st April ,2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Museum of Wigan Life

In the late 19th century Wigan took on the title ’Coalopolis’. It was the most important coal mining town in the world with 700 years of developing mining methods, technical advances and mining education. In 1863 the borough had 48 collieries operating and by 1912, a total of 31,932 men and women were employed in the industry. At the time of nationalisation in 1947, 34 mines remained with its last deep mines Bickershaw and Parsonage in Leigh, closing in 1992. Join Alan Davies for this fascinating talk to find out more about Wigan’s amazing mining heritage.

When? Thursday 21st April, 12pm – 1pm
Where? Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1NU
What is the cost? £2.50, includes tea or coffee
Do I need to book? Yes booking is essential
How do I book? Ring 01942 8281288 or email


Thursday, 21st April ,2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Museum of Wigan Life
Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom
01942 828128
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Wigan Council
01942 828128
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