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The Road To Wigan Pier (a NW meet up)

Discussion in 'North' started by ForceGhostOfCozmic, May 9, 2007.

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  1. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    [link=http://www.wlct.org/Tourism/Wiganpier/wiganpier.htm]http://www.wlct.org/Tourism/Wiganpier/wiganpier.htm[/link]

    I've had this idea for a meet up in Wigan for some time though I don't know why I didn't post it before now.
    It's been some time since I have been to Wigan Pier but it's a great little place to experience the history of Lancashire. Great thing is that it's not to hard to get there and a Site Ticket is only £5.25 (which means you can visit the museum, the Engine House and have a ride on the canal)

    Don't really have a time or date in which to do this, but we can work that out latter on.

    Anyone interested?
     
  2. darth_frared

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    me?

    disclaimer: just need to sort out my socalled life first. won't promise anything of now.
     
  3. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Don't worry about that, this can be done more or less any time of the year. So there's no rush :)
     
  4. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Never been round Wigan, so I am up for this.

    Found a few more sites

    [link=http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/ll/wiganpier.htm]Wigan Pier[/link] - some nice pics here.

    How about a trip on the waterbus (bottom pic in link above)? Can't find much info on it tho.

    There is also mention of trips on the Leeds-Liverpool canal but I can't find anymore info - [link=http://www.britains-waterways.com/leedslivold.htm]Waterways here[/link].

    [link=http://www.wlct.org/Tourism/guidewalks.htm]Guided walks[/link] - and lol at the page title "Pies, Piers and Pilgrim Fathers!" - we so have to get a pie in Wigan, since it's home of the "Pie Eaters" (maybe they'll replace the deatheaters in Harry Potter's next outing? :p )

    For the book "Road to Wigan Pier" that Coz so cleverly uses in his thread title, check [link=http://www.george-orwell.org/The_Road_to_Wigan_Pier/index.html]here[/link] ;)
     
  5. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well to tell the truth I was trying to be cleaver about the thread title, I wanted to see if anyone noticed where it came from (Cool link too, I haven't read The Road To Wigan Pier yet)


    One thing I have to do if and when we go, and that's get some Uncle Joe's Mint Balls :p
     
  6. darth_frared

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    found a nice bike ride from wigan pier (or towards it, depending on where you start) and wanted to let you know. now all we need to do is get bikes ready :D
     
  7. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    You know I've had the idea for a Bike Meet up in the back of my head for sometime, just wasn't sure if anyone was interested :p

    If we where to bring the bikes out (I'd need to buy one :p ) we might be best to do this meet in late summer/early autumn
     
  8. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    Bikes? I hope its nice and flat then.
     
  9. darth_frared

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    from what the little leaflet says it's not complicated at all. some 5 km or so in one direction so extremely reasonable distance as well. i'll have to check it out again to whet your appetite a little more.

    i'd love to do that. and you can always rent bikes, i guess. rather than buy cheap and not terribly good.
     
  10. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Clearly you've never been to Wigan have Ogli.
     
  11. darth_frared

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    it still doesn't make sense... :confused:
     
  12. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well it is more or less flat with a few hills here and there :p
     
  13. darth_frared

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    oh good. i remember that from going from southport to liverpool. hardly any bump in the road. very good for cycling.
     
  14. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm still up for a wigan pier meet, just not so sure about a bike ride (since I don't have one).
     
  15. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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  16. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Bumping this - do we have a suggested date? Need to check my diary lol.
     
  17. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    I have no idea for a time or date :p I'm just going to have to see things are with college and work.
     
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