Welcome to the Wigan History Podcast.
Telling the largely unknown story of Wigan history starting from prehistoric to the Roman settlement, the mysterious Medieval times, it’s pivotal role in the civil war through to its industrial era.
How did we get to Wigan Pier?
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On this episode of the Wigan History Podcast, we move into an Iron Age, which in the Wigan area was mostly dominated by the Celts.
Who were the Celts? They were probably one of the most underrated civilisations of the time, had they been completely united. And they bloody loved a chariot.
Hear the story of the local Celtic tribe, the Brigantes and how their strain relationship with the Romans led to their ultimate demise.
Hear the story about the lost port of the Setantii, one of the very first pre-Roman ports in Britain.
Finally, where does the name Wigan come from?
Hear all this and more on the latest episode of the Wigan History Podcast.
Podcast Episode Transcript – Coming Soon.