It’s the first thing you spot when Borough Life appears through your letterbox so we like to put a lot of thought about the design.
For this edition, we have taken inspiration from some of the local and national heroes and the events of the last 12 months.
And its theme and colour scheme represent springtime and new beginnings.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, but what has kept us going throughout is our strong sense of hope, kindness, love and peace – messages we’ve incorporated in the display.
You will be able to spot images of the ‘We Love NHS and Key Workers’ floral installation at the Cherry Gardens opposite Wigan infirmary and of Kate Fussell, Wigan’s first female surgeon who was awarded a star on the Wigan walk of fame last March during International Women’s Day – just weeks before lockdown.
There is also a well-deserved place for Captain Sir Tom Moore, who captured the hearts of the nation as he pledged to walk one hundred lengths of his garden to raise money for the NHS.
There’s also a nod back to last year spring edition and the 75th anniversary of VE Day special, which included the ‘One Day Nearer’ feature about Alice and Abel. They can be spotted in the love bird photo frame.
Read Alice and Abel’s remarkable story.
The design also includes gifts and products from local suppliers who are all part of our Shop Local campaign with details in our online gift guide.