Rotary Club of Wigan Christmas Quiz 

Thirty-two people submitted all-correct answers to Wigan Rotary’s Christmas quiz. 

In accordance with the rules, a draw was conducted at the Rotary Club meeting by the President to decide the ten winners, each receiving £10.

 The following were the names drawn out: 

Vivien Taylor, Hindley Green;
Lesley Bell, Mirfield;
Rosalie Lydon. Wigan; 
Jean Baker, Chesterfield; Janet Moss, Wigan; 
Shirley Reekie, Holyhead; Roger Lynn, Orrell; 
Stella Lowe, Appley Bridge; Catherine Simpson, Wigan; Margaret Waring, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Answers are as Follows 

 

  1.  House;
  2. Café;
  3. Baker; 
  4. Swimming pool; 
  5. Park; 
  6. Night club; 
  7. Bus stops; 
  8. Library; 
  9. School
  10. Hotel; 
  11. Belisha beacon; 
  12. Crossroads; 
  13. Sign; 
  14. Office block; 
  15. Chapel; 
  16. Telegraph pole;
  17. Tattoo parlour; 
  18. College; 
  19. Flats; 
  20. Boutique; 
  21. Vicarage; 
  22. Delicatessen; 
  23. Lollipop person; 
  24. Roundabout; 
  25. Fire station; 
  26. Multi-storey car park; 
  27. Bar; 
  28. Post office; 
  29. Cobbler;
  30. Butcher; 
  31. Undertaker; 
  32. Garden centre; 
  33. Market;
  34. Inn; 
  35. Memorial; 
  36. Fountain;
  37. Haberdashery; 
  38. Cat’s eyes; 
  39. Museum; 
  40. Ginnel; 
  41. Optician; 
  42. Barbershop; 
  43. Square;
  44. Factory; 
  45. Store; 
  46. Pedestrian crossing; 
  47. Church; 
  48.  Take away; 
  49. Restaurant; 
  50. Cobbles;
  51. Theatre; 
  52. Traffic light; 
  53. Manse; 
  54. Milliner; 
  55. Garage; 
  56. Public house; 
  57. Advertising poster; 
  58. Graveyard; 
  59. Court; 
  60. Junction; 
  61. Lavatory; 
  62.  Bowling Alley; 
  63. Cinema;
  64. Lamppost; 
  65. Underpass; 
  66. Playground or showground; 
  67. Bridge; 
  68. Statue; 
  69. Pawnbroker;
  70. Hospital; 
  71. Tourist Information; 
  72. Hairdressing salon; 
  73. Newsagent; 
  74. Arcade; 
  75. Nursing home.

PROUD SPONSOR: Wigan Rotary Club

We're proud to have Wigan Rotary Club as Progress sponsor for #WiganPride22.

The Rotary Club have supported Wigan Pride year on year, showing strength in the community and demonstrating the true value of leadership for such a worthwhile cause.

 

Come and see our stall on Saturday 13th August 2022

Wigan Rotary Club's 
Dragons Den 
Booking Form 2022

Criteria for judging the application will include the following:

Local need and support for the activity/facility.

 Long-term sustainable benefit.

 How local people will benefit.

 How many people will benefit.

 Helping socially excluded people to take part in community activities.

 Value for money.

 Must benefit resident(s) in at least one of the Post Codes WN1, WN3, WN5, WN6.

 Only groups are able to apply.

The maximum grant payable is £750

 Groups must confirm that they will adhere to all the Governments regulations
regarding Covid-19. They must also confirm that their insurance will continue to
provide cover

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 10th OCTOBER 2022

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PROUD SPONSOR: Wigan Rotary Club

We're proud to have Wigan Rotary Club as Progress sponsor for #WiganPride22.

The Rotary Club have supported Wigan Pride year on year, showing strength in the community and demonstrating the true value of leadership for such a worthwhile cause.

 

Come and see our stall on Saturday 13th August 2022

Wigan Rotary Club's 
Community Day 
Booking Form 2022

WIGAN ROTARY COMMUNITY DAY – A UNIQUE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS AND LOCAL CHARITIES.

A vibrant event in the town centre will again bring the whole community together thanks to Wigan Rotary Club.  A free stall is available in Wigan town centre on Saturday 9th July to any local community group or charity as part of Wigan Rotary Club’s Community Day.

You will be provided a free of charge opportunity to raise your profile, make some money, and recruit new members.  Every participating group will be allocated a frontage on Standishgate or Market Place to erect a table or gazebo and benefit from this opportunity.

The Community Day gives voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to showcase the fantastic work they are doing in our local communities.  This tried and tested event becomes more popular each year.  

Local groups and choirs will provide entertainment during the day from a large stage.

Here you can erect a table, gazebo or mobile display unit and distribute your literature, sell your merchandise and raise funds. 

The Rotary Club of Wigan, who is sponsoring the event, has obtained the necessary licences, all you have to do is turn up and join in the fun. If you need any special requirements, please just ask before the day. 

To attract the public and create a great atmosphere there will be music groups and talent from the local community entertaining all day on the big stage. It you would like to take part, just let us know. All that is asked of you is that you turn up and observe a few simple rules. You should register at the Standishgate entrance and take any vehicles away before 10am when the barriers go up. 

You will not be able to return with a vehicle before 4pm. You must not do anything illegal or which offends, create a noise that spoils it for others, sell hot food, use gas cylinders or similar apparatus nor leave rubbish behind. The event will comply with all Local Authority Regulations. 

To book your stall, print the booking form below and send it to the Rotary Club of Wigan.

There is no charge for taking part; but a donation towards expenses would be appreciated. We look forward to a fun-filled day, which will benefit all the Community in the borough. Please publicise the Wigan Community Day on your website and in your newsletters – spread the word. 

Help make it another successful event. We hope it will be even bigger this year. So, book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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Jubilee Concert 

Victoria Hall musical extravaganza will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A musical extravaganza to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is taking place in Bolton on the weekend of the special Bank Holiday celebrating her reign.

Songs spanning the entire era of her 70 years on the throne will be performed at the Victoria Hall, on Knowsley Street, Bolton, on Saturday, June 4, starting at 7pm.

The climax of the evening will be a 'Last Night of the Proms' sing-along featuring Wigan mezzo-soprano Vicky Little, accompanied by renowned piano/organist Shade Black.

Money raised from the event - organised by Bolton Lever and Wigan Rotary Clubs - will go to Bolton Hospice and Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

The band Beatroots, fronted by TV's The Voice finalist Linda Jennings, will play hits from the 1950s to the 1980s while The Nick Jackson Band will play songs from the 1990s to present day.

The Nick Jackson Band will rebrand themselves as Mirrors Over Kyiv for the gig in a tribute to the bravery of people in Ukraine.

Tickets cost £7 and are available online at www.victoriahall.co.uk

Further information is available from: The Victoria Hall Box Office 01204 522569

Nick was the front man of cult 80s and 90s Manchester band Mirrors Over Kiev until the band went their separate ways. However, the rebrand will feature the Ukrainian spelling 'Kyiv' of the historic city rather than 'Kiev', the Russian spelling.

Our compere for the evening is the renowned musical arranger and conductor Chris Wormald, Musical Director of Eagley Band.

Councillor Linda Thomas, Mayor of Bolton and Honorary member of Bolton Lever Rotary Club said

 “ I do hope as many as possible will support the Rotarians Concert in aid of the Hospice funds. Since becoming Bolton Mayor I have worked closely with this group of Rotarians and even became an Honorary Member. I am so impressed by the volume of fundraising they do for so many good and varied causes. Their enthusiasm is infectious and I hope we can all get behind this charity event.” 

Community Day 2021

A free stall is available in Wigan town centre on Saturday July 9th for any local community group or charity as part of Wigan Rotary
Club’s Community Day.


We are providing this free of charge
opportunity for local groups to raise their profile, or make some money, or recruit new
members. 

You will be allocated a frontage on Standishgate or Market Place for you to erect table or gazebo to enable your group to benefit. 

This is the ninth year we have organised this event and each year it becomes more
popular and we get fantastic feedback. 

We have been helping the Wigan community
since 1924 and this is just one way of us carrying on the tradition.

Ian Trencher's Loch Ness Marathon in Aid of Wigan Rotary Club

Ian Trencher's 2021 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon for Wigan Rotary

The Challenge

On Sunday 3rd October, 2021, I will be taking on the challenge of the Loch Ness Monster by running a huge 26.2 miles along the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The course is a very scenic Nessie shaped route on the undulating road along the side of Loch Ness. I will be driven out to an atmospheric moorland location and then piped off from the start by the bagpipes of a Highland band. After a great many ups and downs, I will hopefully eventually reach the grandstand finish at the Highland Capital of Inverness.

Training

I have managed to maintain my training throughout the difficult and challenging isolation of lockdown and have since been preparing for the lumps and bumps of Scotland by taking on numerous events in the Lake District and closer to home taking on our very own Billinge Lump with Billinge Running Club.

The Charity

As an Associate Member of Wigan Rotary Club, I am hoping to use the opportunity to raise some additional money for the Charity Fund, which will be of benefit to our many beneficiary charities at home and abroad. Any donations you can offer to support my charity are greatly appreciated '

Wigan Rotary Club Presents A Night at the Theatre

They are back after a sell out concert in 2019. The 

Unity Club Standish will be filled with the best of music from the West End and beyond on Saturday 9th October with Victor Michael and The Two Sopranos performing songs from a wide range of hit musicals. 

Tickets £12 per person


Saturday 9th October 2021 -  7:30PM

Location, The Standish Unity Club, Wigan, WN6 0HQ

Community Day 2021

A free stall is available in Wigan town centre on Saturday September 18th for any local community group or charity as part of Wigan Rotary
Club’s Community Day.


We are providing this free of charge
opportunity for local groups to raise their profile, or make some money, or recruit new
members. 

You will be allocated a frontage on Standishgate or Market Place for you to erect table or gazebo to enable your group to benefit. 

This is the eighth year we have organised this event and each year it becomes more
popular and we get fantastic feedback. 

We have been helping the Wigan community
since 1924 and this is just one way of us carrying on the tradition.

Wigan Rotary Club's 
Community Day 
Booking Form 

WIGAN ROTARY COMMUNITY DAY – A UNIQUE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS AND LOCAL CHARITIES.

A vibrant event in the town centre will again bring the whole community together thanks to Wigan Rotary Club.  A free stall is available in Wigan town centre on Saturday 9th July to any local community group or charity as part of Wigan Rotary Club’s Community Day.

You will be provided a free of charge opportunity to raise your profile, make some money, and recruit new members.  Every participating group will be allocated a frontage on Standishgate or Market Place to erect a table or gazebo and benefit from this opportunity.

The Community Day gives voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to showcase the fantastic work they are doing in our local communities.  This tried and tested event becomes more popular each year.  

Local groups and choirs will provide entertainment during the day from a large stage.

Here you can erect a table, gazebo or mobile display unit and distribute your literature, sell your merchandise and raise funds. 

The Rotary Club of Wigan, who is sponsoring the event, has obtained the necessary licences, all you have to do is turn up and join in the fun. If you need any special requirements, please just ask before the day. 

To attract the public and create a great atmosphere there will be music groups and talent from the local community entertaining all day on the big stage. It you would like to take part, just let us know. All that is asked of you is that you turn up and observe a few simple rules. You should register at the Standishgate entrance and take any vehicles away before 10am when the barriers go up. 

You will not be able to return with a vehicle before 4pm. You must not do anything illegal or which offends, create a noise that spoils it for others, sell hot food, use gas cylinders or similar apparatus nor leave rubbish behind. The event will comply with all Local Authority Regulations. 

To book your stall, print the booking form below and send it to the Rotary Club of Wigan to the address shown.

 Or complete the form and email it to WiganRotaryCommunityDay2022@gmx.org

There is no charge for taking part; but a donation towards expenses would be appreciated. We look forward to a fun-filled day, which will benefit all the Community in the borough. Please publicise the Wigan Community Day on your website and in your newsletters – spread the word. 

Help make it another successful event. We hope it will be even bigger this year. So, book early to avoid disappointment.

 

 Any queries e-mail WiganRotaryCommunityDay2022@gmx.org 

07519 857222

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H R Bennett (right), Wigan's Director of Education, accepts a light from a friend at the Rotary Club in Wigan, 11th November 1939. He wears the Rotary International logo on his lapel. 

Wigan Rotary Club, Charity Walk 1976 

Wigan Rotary Club, Charity Walk 1976 

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