Wigan is a town situated in the Greater Manchester district. It is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan with a population of 97,000. The town is the administrative centre of the Borough, creating a large amount of jobs in the close proximity.
George Orwell contributed in to making the town famous. In his book "The Road to Wigan Pier" he addresses poor working and living issues to the locals during the 1930s. However, he did speak positively of the Wigan Pier. The pier is a wharf that still stands today on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. It owned a collection warehouses that bought a cultural centre to the town.
Wigan is home to a lot of history with it first being documented in the 1st century. It was originally home to the Celtic tribe, the Brigantes. They ruled a majority of northern England until the Romans conquered.