Blog Created: May 17, 2022

YOUR OPEN DAY! Sunday 5th June 2022


Coinciding with The Queen’s Jubilee and the recent anniversary of the 1972 Bickershaw Festival. Our little Village Club opens its doors to the wider community. Bringing with it a new lease of life to you and your family. 

Led by Wigan & Leigh Community Charity and brought to life via consultations between the Local Community, The Village Club and Abram Neighbourhood Plan. We now have a destination to host all kinds of classes, clubs, talks and events.

The venue also becomes the new home of Pianos, Pies & Pirouettes Dance School and will be utilising the main hall to carry out its weekly timetable. The school will be delivering a showcase performance on the day and will be your chance to find out further information on how to become a part of the school itself. 

As Bickershaw Village Club continues to function as a

club and all that brings, this key community location offers valuable spaces that can be utilised in any number of ways. 

This Opening Day presents an opportunity to have your say on what that is and what it becomes. Your opinions really do matter and will shape the future of what happens here.

The opening day itself is themed around 1952, the year of the Queen’s Coronation.


• International children’s author Vince Cleghorne will be along to help you write a Jubilee Book that will be presented to Her Majesty The Queen.

• An opportunity for both the young and old to dance the afternoon away with Ballroom demonstrations and even a chance to learn a little Tango. 

• We have Jubilee Cushion Making with Nomad Rangers.

• 1952 Afternoon Tea & Scones.

• Performances from PPP Dance School.

• Games like they use to be, including… Beetle Drive, Dominoes & Coconut Shy.

• How does a pint for the equivalent price of 1952 sound? *

• Prize Bingo with some fantastic prizes to be won!


International children’s author Vince Cleghorne will be in attendance running a creative writing workshop with the purpose of creating a Jubilee Pop Up book that will be presented to Her Majesty The Queen. Along with lots of fun & games!

11AM – 12PM…

• Get your 1952 priced Pint of Beer from the bar. That’s a pint for £1.12 – 1 pint per person only*

• Cushion Making with Nomad Rangers

12PM – 12:45PM…

• Jubilee Tea & Scones served

• Ballroom demonstrations

• Learn a little Tango

12:45PM – 1:15PM…

• Performances from Pianos, Pies & Pirouettes Dance School. Your chance to sign up!

1:15PM – 2PM

• Star Prize Bingo. 1st Prize – Wigan Warriors hospitality tickets for 2 with many more prizes to be won!

As a finale to The Jubilee Celebrations…

Why not come and along and say hello. A perfect occasion to bring all your friends and family!


Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan. WN2 5TE

* Please note. Get your 1952 priced Pint of Beer from the bar. Thats a pint for £1.12 – 1 pint per person per completed flyer only. Beer includes draught Lager, Bitter and Mild only. To claim this offer simply complete the details on the ‘Event Flyer’ and present at the bar between 11am & 12pm on 5th June 2022. 18 plus years of age only.

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    Are you someone or have you identified someone who might benefit from becoming involved with WLCC or any of our initiatives such as Made in Wigan?

    There are various ways that you can get in touch to take things forward.

    It may be that you want to make contact to first find out if there really is a ‘fit’.

    You may want to speak on the phone, come and visit us on behalf of someone, or maybe you’d like to bring someone along for an initial chat.

    Whichever route you prefer we can accommodate.

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