Case Study 1-3

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Where is Wigan located?
North West of England, in Greater Manchester
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What was housing in Wigan like before the Industrial Revolution?
It was a small coal and market town with small houses.
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How did housing in Wigan change during the Industrial Revolution?
People moved to work in the pits and mines so high density houses were built in a grid iron pattern. The area was highly polluted.
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How did housing in Wigan change during the 1920/1930s?
Larger houses were built in the inner suburbs and public transport was built.
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How did housing in Wigan change during the 1950/1960s?
Driveways and garages were added to houses. In inner city, terraced houses were demolished and replaced by high rise flats and maisonettes.
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How did housing in Wigan change during the 1970/1980s?
Outer suburbs were built and the houses were detached and on private roads. Industry closed, increasing unemployment, so council estates were built. (Norley Hall and Beech Hill)
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What was shopping like in Wigan Pre 1980?
Standishgate had family owned specialist shops, covered market sold convenience and specialist items, open market sold locally grown convenience goods.
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What was shopping like in Wigan Post 1980s?
Redeveloped into the Galleries, kept covered market, only left small area of open market.
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How did shopping in Wigan change in 1999?
Robin Park was built.
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How did shopping in Wigan change in 2007?
The Grand Arcade was built.
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What are the future plans for shopping in Wigan?
Markets return to Market Street, change 150 units in the Galleries into 26 large units, retain heritage, bigger supermarket with 600 space car park, build a new leisure hub
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What ten leisure facilities are found in Wigan?
Wrightington Country Club, Wigan swimming pool, RObin Park, DW Stadium, Mesnes Park, Ashfield PArk, SOccer DOme, Hindley swimming pool, Scotman's Flash and Gathurst Golf Club.
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What four groups could have accessility to these facilities?
Elderly, Unemployed/low income families, teenagers and people with well paid jobs.
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