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Living Wigan
Living Wigan

Living Wigan 1902


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Living Wigan 1902

2 mins United Kingdom

This vibrant film was shown as part of the Lancashire town's celebrations of Edward VII's coronation. People wave, cheer and laugh at the camera as a tram worker playfully tries to clear them out of the way by spraying them with water. As the camera pans to follow the tram disappearing down the hill, it passes over women in shawls, men smoking, and a little girl in a bonnet being held aloft.

The tram network - closed in the 1930s - ran to Wigan Pier. By 1902, the Wigan Corporation had taken full control of the town's tram network, and had begun a programme of electrification.




Wigan Trams


Street Life




United Kingdom



Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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