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Bickershaw, Wigan

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Bickershaw, Wigan

Bickershaw is a hamlet, effectively a suburb of Abram, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. With a population of 1,405, Bickershaw is 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southeast of Wigan. Bickershaw was home to the Bickershaw Festival in 1972. Today the village is the location of HMP Hindley, a juvenile prison and Young Offenders Institution serving the Greater Manchester area.
Post townWigan
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6202
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01942
Population1,405 (2001)

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