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Wigan Pier and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Wigan is a town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester. It was formerly a mill town and coal mining district. Wigan Pier, on the Leeds-Liverpool canal, has become a heritage centre.

The current borough includes other towns such as Leigh.

LGBT history

There was a Wigan CHE group in the 1970s.

The Wigan LGBQ young people's group meets weekly at Brook Wigan and Leight.[1]

ByoU is a project for young LGB people,[2]


  1. http://www.lgf.org.uk/whats-on/event-detail/?event_id=351
  2. http://www.wigan.gov.uk/Services/EducationLearning/Youth/ByoULesbianGayBisexualYouthWorkProject.htm