The Wigan borough of Greater Manchester has played a pivotal role in the life of the Avango family. Living in Tyldesley most of our lives (except for a short spell in Hindley), attended schools in the Tyldesley and Leigh areas, a quick visit to College in Wigan and a first ‘proper’ job in Standish, we can safely say we have roots in (or around) the town.
Real Wiganers will probably still see the town as part of Lancashire – it was one of the original four boroughs of the county by Royal Charter, but for some reason it was re-assigned to Greater Manchester.
Sights, Sounds and Well Known Parts of Wigan
The area has some quirky claims to fame. The Heinz factory, which was known for the fact you could see the brands ’57’ logo from the M6 motorway whilst travelling North or South through the borough. And then there’s Uncle Joes Mint Balls – well known in the area, whilst also having something of a (small) cult following around the UK.
Sport is important in Wigan. Rugby League has lead the way for many years, but the towns football team achieved dizzying heights of reaching the Premier League for a number of years.
When it comes to tourism and places you might want to visit, Wigan Pier is quite popular. Home to a warehouse that has stood for hundreds of years, and for many years was a museum – is now expected to be redeveloped into homes, a brewery, food hall and event spaces.
Wigan might never be a powerhouse of future industry, but it’s important to us and we hope to work with all types of businesses around the region in providing deliveries services to the North West or across the entire country.