Interesting Place - Wigan

According to historian Dr Graham Robb, King Arthur’s Camelot was not in Glastonbury, nor in Tintagel, not in France, but in Wigan.

(To be accurate, it was located in a cul-de-sac, at the end of Brookfield Road in Standish, and nearby you will find the lake where Excalibur was believed to have been thrown upon King Arthur’s death; Martin Mere, the largest freshwater lake in England.

During research for a book, Dr Robb found geographical evidence of two ancient routes, which would have made this location a prominent one in medieval Britain.

Dr Robb did add his assertions were not to be taken literally, but I like the idea, so I'm now going to tell everyone that Camelot is in Wigan.)

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I will re-record the song from Camelot:-

ARTHUR:
It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear.
The climate must be perfect all the year.

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Wigan.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.
By order, summer lingers through September
In Wigan.
WiganWigan!
I know it sounds a bit bizarre,
But in WiganWigan
That's how conditions are.
The rain may never fall till after sundown.
By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Wigan.

WiganWigan!
I know it gives a person pause,
But in WiganWigan
Those are the legal laws.
The snow may never slush upon the hillside.
By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Wigan.

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