Wigan Pier



Wigan Pier is on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and was originally a wooden jetty used for unloading coal 
from a nearby colliery into waiting barges. Immortalised as the title of George Orwell's book - The Road to Wigan Pier, 
it is a far cry from a seaside pleasure pier - and is some 20 miles inland. 

Attempts to redevelop the area have been partially successful, but with the closure of The Orwell pub
and nightclub the area could fall into dereliction again. 

Opposite, the Trencherfield Mill has been successfully re-developed into residential housing and office space, but close by
the extensive Eckersley Mills are still largely derelict.

Eckersley Mills
 

Wigan Town​​ ​

October 2017