There was a time when Leigh actually had railway stations

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at the history of the railways in Leigh..

Haydock Park station  on raceday in 1905

Haydock was more than just a racecourse in years gone by

Local historian Alf Ridyard explores the history of Haydock Racecourse in his weekly column, Tash Tales.
Social clubs were thriving in the 50s and 60s

Social clubs were the place to be in Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard in his regular Tash Tales this week looks back at the social glue that kept communities together in the 50s and 60s...

A 1920s sports day with the Ena mill in the background

Atherton sports ground helped launch England careers

Local historian Alf Ridyard takes a look back at an iconic football ground for yesteryear in his Tash Tales...
Trains had to be dug out of snowdrifts in 1947

When Leigh shivered in the grip of a three-month snowstorm

Local historian Alf Ridyard in his weekly column Tash Tales takes a look back a time when winters really were winter!

Sgt Reuben Davies DCM

Leigh heroes from the Great War

Our local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at some war heroes from yesteryear...

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