Carole Great atmosphere. Looks like you had a good spot! We believed too.
Chris n Norman Well done Jim. Great pictures. We are believers.
Jim Wigan Athletic pulled off an amazing win against a team whose average player cost more than the entire Wigan team. Such is the appeal of the FA Cup. Wigan's motto was Believe - Wiganers did.
Jim ..and so were all the other children, especially when free tins of Irn Brew were handed out.
Jim A photo taken after the bus passed and the crowd fill the square.
Jim Spot the two figures.
Jim TV Satalite vans line Wallgate, as we walk up to the Market Place and the back of the blue stage at the top of the photo.
Jim where a BBC outside broadcast van is parked.
Jim In the ancient Market Place the flag sellers are doing a roaring trade - and plastic FA Cups abound too.
Jim Katie snacks on a team colour cake.
Jim Wigan Athletic team mascots pose with the crowd.
Jim The grandchildren are enjoying it.
Jim Excitement grows as time nears for the arrival of the bus carrying the players and cup.
Jim Wigan Parish Church overlooks all the activity.
Jim Bobbies and stewards good naturedly oversee safety.
Jim View points from office windows.
Jim "Hello, Hello, Hello"
Jim Fly the flag.
Jim Some sat on telephone boxes..
Jim A great viewpoint on top of the Parish Church tower....
Jim ...and on scaffolding on the corner of Library Street.
Jim Banner says "Well done Latics" and got a cheer everytime it flew over.
Jim It's here at last, the children are really excited.
Jim Now the crowd has swollen to some 30.000.
Jim First sight of the FA Cup.
Jim Manager Roberto Martinez. (Left)
Jim He gives the thumbs up to the crowd.
Jim Players with the cup.
Jim The bus approaches the stage, with the people following behind.
Jim The huge crowd in the Market Place, seen from the handy exit of ancient Coopers Row, a medieval passageway.
Jim Leading up to Millgate and The Wiend..
Jim Time for home - grandaughter Katie strkes a new fashion statement in her Mum's cardigan - we all enjoyed the parade - hope you did too, which ever team you support, and may they enjoy success.