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The Road To Wigan Pier

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THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER (S4x32) 4C set Joan Thompson Rose and Thistle

1- 8 All set on sides, 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ½ RH across and all circle 8H ½ way round to the left
9-16 All set, 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ½ LH across and all circle 8H round to the right
17-24 1s dance down to 4th place own sides and turn to face 4s, also 2s face 3s and all set Highland Schottische
25-32 All dance reel of 4 on sides

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Wigan Pier is the name given today to the area around the canal at the bottom of the Wigan flight of locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The name "Wigan Pier" has humorous connotations since it conjures an image of a seaside pleasure pier, whereas Wigan is in fact an inland and traditionally industrial town.

The Road to Wigan Pier is a book by the British writer George Orwell, first published in 1937. The first half of this work documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions amongst the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of England before World War II. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience, questioning British attitudes towards socialism.

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Wigan Pier


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