Barley Brook Residential Care Home, Wigan

Things To Do

The home has dedicated activities and recreation staff who oversee a regular programme of events to keep all residents engaged. This will involve daily activities in the home, regular excursions, and special one-off events. Residents and their families are encouraged to participate in planning this programme, to ensure that there is something for everyone.

All residents are encouraged to continue to attend any local place of worship they have attended in the past.

Members of the Clergy are encouraged to visit and this can be arranged by the Management Team.

Please feel free to contact the home and come and have a look around.

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About Wigan

Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England. The Brigantes were subjugated in the Roman conquest of Britain during the 1st century, and it is asserted that the Roman settlement of Coccium was established where Wigan lies.

Wigan is believed to have been incorporated as a borough in 1246 following the issue of a charter by King Henry III of England. At the end of the Middle Ages, it was one of four boroughs in Lancashire established by Royal charter.

During the Industrial Revolution Wigan experienced dramatic economic expansion and a rapid rise in population. Although porcelain manufacture and clock making had been major industries, Wigan became known as a major mill town and coal mining district. A coal mine was recorded in 1450 and at its peak, there were 1,000 pit shafts within 5 miles (8 km) of the town centre.[2] Mining was so extensive that a town councillor remarked that "a coal mine in the backyard was not uncommon in Wigan".[3] Coal mining ceased during the latter part of the 20th century.

Wigan Pier, a wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, was made famous by the writer George Orwell. In his book, The Road to Wigan Pier, Orwell highlighted the poor working and living conditions of the inhabitants during the 1930s. Following the decline of heavy industry in the region, Wigan Pier's warehouses and wharves became a local heritage centre and cultural quarter

When visiting your loved one, why not Visit Wigan. Follow the link below for what to do in Wigan.

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