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Thursday, April 23, 2009

'Orwell' library to be restored

'Orwell' library to be restored The library where George Orwell researched his book The Road To Wigan Pier is to be restored. The Grade II-listed building, now the History Shop in Wigan town centre, will receive a GBP1.6m transformation over the next year to create a heritage hub. Restoration firm William Anelay said it meant Wigan's history would be in one place for the first time. "It's the story of Wigan from the Romans to the Battle of Wigan Lane," said a spokesman for the company. The Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust said the conservation project was possible following a £500,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. - BBC

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