Wigan Pier Facts & Fictions Of An Enduring Music Hall Jokes - The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Wigan Pier Facts & Fictions Of An Enduring Music Hall Jokes

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Wigan Pier Facts & Fictions Of An Enduring Music Hall Jokes


Despite the fact that it never actually existed, Wigan Pier is renowned throughout the world. It was the fantasy creation of music-hall star George Formby Senior, who built much of his act around stories and songs about the mythical structure which, he said, stretched out across golden sands, had a high diving board, a bandstand and a railway station which brought excursion trains alongside it. His son, George Formby Junior, added more songs and stories throughout his stage career. For almost a century now, a small coal-tipper on the canal bank has been celebrated as Wigan Pier. In this book, John Hannavy weaves together the stories of the two piers, explores their impact on the town and, as the area long known as ‘Wigan Pier’ is being changed out of all recognition as part of the major redevelopment of the ‘Wigan Pier Quarter’, asks how their legacy is to be preserved. John Hannavy is an author and photographer who has written and published extensively on industrial and local history. This is his ninth book on Wigan. 144 pages paperback.


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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

About Us

The Vale of Rheidol Railway (WelshRheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mmnarrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 3?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. 

The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.

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Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom
Phone:01970 625819
Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712


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