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Town of Wigan
Wigan was a county borough in Lancashire, lying to the northwest of Manchester. In 1974, it merged with adjoining areas (all of which had been in Lancashire) to form the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan within new Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester. Wigan became a unitary authority in 1986, when Greater Manchester lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.
Wigan Jewish Community
A Jewish community developed in Wigan in the 1880s but continued only until the early years of the twentieth century.
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