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  Metropolitan Borough of Wigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough in Greater Manchester, in Lancashire, in the North West of England.
the parishes of Haigh, Shevington and Worthington, from the Wigan Rural District.
The borough was formerly divided in 24 wards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolitan_Borough_of_Wigan   (1285 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Europe:United Kingdom:England:Manchester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ashton-in-Makerfield is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan with a population of approximately 28,000.
Rochdale is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, with a population of approximately 95,000.
Wigan is the largest town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, with a population of approximately 90,000.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Manchester/desc.html   (1862 words)

 The Wigan Athletic Club Badge Page
The gold lion couchant (ie having a lie down) is taken from the crest of the County Borough of Wigan and features in one of the ancient seals of that borough.
Branches of this tree are borne by the former Wigan supporters and the tree features in several of the borough's mediaeval seals.
The crowned lion is derived from the former Wigan arms and crest and the sparrowhawk occurs in the arms of the Borough of Leigh and in the crest of the Atherton UDC, being derived from the arms of the Atherton family.
www.chilvers1.demon.co.uk /Badge.htm   (837 words)

 Wigan, Lancashire, Ancient & Loyal
The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is situated about mid-way between the seaport of Liverpool and the inland city of Manchester, in the County of Lancashire, in the North West of England.
Wigan is the twelfth largest metropolitan district in the country with a population of 310,000 people.
Wigan remained loyal to the crown in the English Civil Wars as was the headquarters of the Earl of Derby.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~anderton/places/wigan.html   (1134 words)

 Wigan & Wigan Pier
Once Wigan boasted over 1000 pit shafts within 5 miles of the town centre, but these have all gone and the over 2000 acres of industrial dereliction which they created has been cleared and redeveloped in the past few years, and slag heaps have given way to landscaping and green developments.
By the time of the Middle Ages, Wigan had become a constituent manor of the Barony of Makerfield, and it had received its Royal Charter from King Henry III in 1246 when it was made into a Borough in its own right.
Its new status as a Royal Borough is reflected in the insignia of the town Coat of Arms.
www.manchester2002-uk.com /towns/wigan1.html   (1333 words)

 Wigan (town) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Wigan (town), administrative centre of Wigan borough metropolitan district, formerly in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, north-western...
Until 1986 there was a metropolitan county council, based in Manchester.
The metropolitan borough of Wigan is located in the metropolitan area of Greater...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Wigan_(town).html   (99 words)

 Bury Metropolitan Borough Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A borough of rich contrasts from the natural beauty of Saddleworth to the vibrant town centre, thriving industrial and manufacturing industries to the diversity of it cultural heritage, Oldham is in a prime position to take advantage of the opportunities on offer in the 21st Century.
Dominating the skyline to the north and east of the borough are spectacular views of open moorland along the magnificent pennine edge while to the south and west are pleasant river valleys, woodlands and meadows.
Tameside is framed to the north by the River Medlock, to the south by the River Etherow and the scenic beauty of Werneth Low, to the east by the pennines, and to the west by the City of Manchester.
www.bury.gov.uk /NeighbouringAuthorities/default.asp   (1099 words)

 Wigan History
Wigan is one of the four oldest boroughs in Lancashire, receiving a charter from Henry III in 1246.
Wigan was a key battle ground during the Civil War in the 17th century, and Cromwell’s troops passed through the town twice.
Wigan Metropolitan Borough is the 9th largest Metropolitan district in the country covering 77 square miles.
www.wiganshades.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /wigan_history.htm   (2094 words)

The crowned castle is taken from the shield of the borough of Wigan, the castle and crown being elements from one of the borough’s medieval seals.
Branches of this tree are borne by the supporters in the Arms of the borough of Wigan and the tree features in many of the borough’s medieval seals.
The sparrowhawk occurs in the Arms of the borough of Leigh and in the crest of the Atherton UDC.
www.british-publishing.com /Pages/wiganBG/CommonGood.html   (655 words)

 Introducing Wigan Council: The Borough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The former ‘Ancient and Loyal’ Borough of Wigan is one of the oldest in the country, having been established in 1246 by a charter from King Henry III.
The Metropolitan Borough was created in 1974 out of the former Wigan County Borough, Wigan Rural District (made up of the Parishes of Haigh, Shevington and Worthington), Leigh Borough, and the former Urban Districts of Abram, Aspull, Atherton, Hindley, Ince-in-Makerfield, Billinge and Winstanley, Orrell, Standish-with-Langtree, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Golborne and Tyldesley.
The Borough is twinned with the French city of Angers, in the Loire Valley.
www.wiganmbc.gov.uk /pub/council/introwig/theborough.htm   (507 words)

 Metropolitan Wigan
This is due to the fact that the response is on behalf of the Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council and as such it needed the approval of Members.
This is particularly exemplified in the level of bookfund which Wigan provides locally to its Library Service; it is still one of the lowest in the United Kingdom and has a direct impact on issues and library usage.
Wigan, however, places a high priority on this area of service even though it is discretionary under the terms of the 1964 Act.
panizzi.shef.ac.uk /library-review/metdist/wigan.html   (1132 words)

 Greater Manchester Gazetteer "I-L"
It was in Wigan ecclesiastical parish and in Wigan poor law Union.
From 1847 onwards various boroughs were established in the area of Ashton under Lyne township and in 1894 several urban districts.
In 1954 it was dissolved and its area divided between Ashton under Lyne Borough and Droylsden and Failsworth Urban Districts.
www.gmcro.co.uk /guides/gazette/gazzi.htm   (1608 words)

 Wigan tourist information guide from TourUK
During the Industrial Revolution Wigan's excellent canal network resulted in a dramatic economic expansion in the area and a rapid rise in the population.
Wigan Pier, a major trading stop on the Leeds-Liverpool canal, was made famous by the writer George Orwell.
Wigan Pier's collection of warehouses and wharfs has become a major tourist attraction.Highlights of the Wigan Pier site include the Wigan Heritage Centre, canal boat rides and displays of old trades such as clog making.
www.touruk.co.uk /manchester/wigan.htm   (734 words)

 Welcome to the Wigan Council Home Page
Wigan Council is backing calls for people to commit to saving 20% of the energy they use everyday.
In this 90th year since the Battle of the Somme, Wigan mayor Cllr Eunice Smethurst is hoping residents will commemorate all the borough's brave servicemen and women at Remembrance Sunday events on November 12th.
The sky above Wigan’s ‘jewel’ was alive with all the colours of the rainbow on Sunday evening, as Haigh Hall and Country Park’s bonfire night celebration was crowned a spectacular success...
www.wiganmbc.gov.uk   (375 words)

The current crest used by Wigan Athletic FC is in fact the Arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan (which were granted in 1974 following the formation of the Metropolitan Borough through the coming together of 14 former districts).
A sparrowhawk is taken from the Arms of Leigh and Atherton (two of the 14 districts that came together to form the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan) and originates from the Arms of the Atherton family.
On the County Borough Arms, a castle is representative of an old castle and tower gateway to the town and appears on the town's earliest seal dating from the 12th century.
www.footballcrests.com /wiganathleticfc.htm   (466 words)

 WiganBoroughGuide (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is an area with a rich heritage, moving confidently forward as the third Millennium gets under way.
With a population of 310,000 Wigan is the twelfth largest metropolitan district in the country.
Housing in the borough is plentiful and relatively inexpensive.
www.british-publishing.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Pages/wiganBG/Welcome.html   (407 words)

Wigan Heritage Service’s Archives collections comprise the holdings of the original Wigan Borough Archives Office together with the archives of the other local authorities which combined in 1974 to form Wigan Metropolitan Borough.
Wigan Heritage Service is unique as it has three different outlets, each with it’s own designated role, but all working together to preserve the heritage of the borough as a whole.
Although most of Wigan’s official records were apparently destroyed in the Civil War, the surviving records for the 17th and 18th century are very rich.
www.wlct.org /Culture/Heritage/archives.htm   (1875 words)

 Car Hire Wigan. Discounts Wigan Car Rentals Companies
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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester and lies within the historic borders of Lancashire, England.
It is the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.
www.beneluxcar.com /car-rentals/united-kingdom/wigan   (317 words)

 Wigan Synagogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Wigan was a county borough in Lancashire, lying to the northwest of Manchester.
In 1974, it merged with adjoining areas (all of which had been in Lancashire) to form the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan within new Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester.
Wigan became a unitary authority in 1986, when Greater Manchester lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.
www.jewishgen.org /jcr-uk/Community/m48_wigan/index.htm   (107 words)

 The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Metropolitan Borough of Wigan) Order 2004
This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Metropolitan Borough of Wigan) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 1st July 2004.
This Order applies to whole of the metropolitan borough of Wigan, except the roads specified in article 3.
The Order designates the metropolitan borough of Wigan, other than the excepted roads as both a permitted parking area and a special parking area in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2004/20041305.htm   (2554 words)

 eGov monitor |
Four super strykers are coming to Wigan to give the council a cutting edge in the battle against anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping.
Wigan Council has purchased four of the 'new generation' cameras, which will relay high-quality, real-time images to monitoring staff - even in heavily built-up areas where there is no clear line-of-sight to the receiving location.
The new signings will be unveiled tomorrow (14th March, 11am) at Wigan Council's Community Protection department HQ at Westwood Park, Wigan.
www.egovmonitor.com /node/5112   (268 words)

 Wigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lying some 6 miles south west of Bolton is Wigan, built on the River Douglas, another town with its roots in textiles and mining.
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council have a website dedicated to the borough of Wigan and Leigh.
It symbolises the roots of the technical college, it used to be called Wigan Mining and Technical College, teaching the skills in demand in the north west of England.
www.bolton.org.uk /wigan.html   (151 words)

 Age Concern Wigan Borough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Age Concern Wigan Borough is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
Age Concern Wigan Borough is a member of the wider Age Concern movement, which is a federation including over 400 local organisations and groups and Age Concern England.
At the heart of the work of Age Concern Wigan Borough are the services provided for older people across the Borough.
www.acwiganborough.org.uk   (280 words)

 UK Authority Turns To Connected For E-mail Archiving - Management News by InformationWeek
Aug 26, 2004 01:00 PM Connected Corp., Framingham, Mass., announced earlier this week that the UK's Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) recently purchased 5,000 seats of Connected ArchiveStore/EM for e-mail archiving.
Wigan Council delivers local governmental services like education, social care, housing and planning to over 300,000 people in one of the largest metropolitan districts in England.
FOIA requirements were a challenge for Wigan Council since it lacked a sufficient e-mail archiving system.
www.informationweek.com /management/compliance/37800004   (348 words)

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