34 retro pictures celebrating Wigan's love of pies including Princess Diana and Gary Lineker visits

There's absolute no denying it's the home of the nation's favourite pastry.

Like it or not, Wigan folk have the nickname pie-eaters. And it’s not just because of an unsavoury episode in the borough’s mining history.

A lot of Wiganers love a pie. You only need to see the queues outside bakery shops at lunchtime to know that. On the back of National Pie Week last week we thought we'd have a look through our archives at the pictures of Wiganers and many famous visitors sampling these local delicacies. This collection of pictures stretches back many decade, joyfully – and sometimes wackily – celebrating Wigan’s links to the humble pie.

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