Onwards from Coccium…

…from Roman times to present day.

Market Place

Wigan has a fantastic history.

From Coccium in Roman times through to

The Domesday period

English Civil War

Industrial Revolution

Two World Wars

to the present day.

We will eventually cover all

these areas including


Famous Wiganers

Before the Romans.

Bronze Age.

Wigan history begins with:

Prehistoric Wigan

Romans in Wigan

King Arthur and Wigan

Anglo Saxons and Vikings in Wigan

The beginning of Lancashire

The Norman Conquest and Roger de Poitou

Henry I and Mathilda and Stephen

The beginning of Haigh Hall

and much more to come…

Many thanks for their assistance in researching the information for the site goes to my fellow Wigan Peers,