Our forging process requires teams of thirteen men or more to work simultaneously. Because our staff work so closely with each other, they need to take time off from work together. This means we still abide by what’s known locally as ‘Wigan Week’.
The tradition began many years ago and was due to the number of factory workers there were back then and the need to avoid over-crowding the holiday resorts. Therefore, during one week in the year all the factories in Wigan closed and nearly all the town’s population went to Blackpool. The following week it would be the turn of nearby Chorley and so on. It would be a non-stop party atmosphere at Butlin’s holiday camp when it was filled with over 8,000 Wigan holidaymakers!