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Bickershaw is a village, effectively a suburb of Abram, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. Bickershaw is 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southeast of Wigan.

Bickershaw
Saints James and Elizabeth, Bickershaw - geograph.org.uk - 77612.jpg
Saints James and Elizabeth, Bickershaw
Bickershaw is located in Greater Manchester
Bickershaw
Bickershaw
Location within Greater Manchester
Population1,405 (2001)
OS grid referenceSD583055
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWigan
Postcode districtWN2
Dialling code01942
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°30′43″N 2°33′40″W / 53.512°N 2.561°W / 53.512; -2.561Coordinates: 53°30′43″N 2°33′40″W / 53.512°N 2.561°W / 53.512; -2.561

The Bickershaw Festival was held in 1972. Today the village is the location of HMP Hindley, a juvenile prison and Young Offenders Institution serving the Greater Manchester area. Bickershaw is also the birthplace of Lord Martin Dearnaley.