Go back in time for fun weekend

Leigh Parish Church
Leigh Parish Church

The town centre will be overrun with heritage activities and tours as Leigh For All returns.

The event in the civic square will feature activities from vintage bus tours to a Pegasus World War Two display and aims to inform residents about a significant time in our history.

I invite everybody to head to Civic Square on September 9

Coun Keith Cunliffe

Coun Keith Cunliffe, cabinet member for adult social care and lead member for armed forces in Wigan borough, said: “It is important that we remember our history. By organising interactive, enjoyable events like this, we can recognise the service and sacrifice of past generations of local people.

“It also provides an opportunity for young people to learn about the heritage of their town and its people.

“I invite everybody to head to Civic Square on September 9 because this event is a great way to bring the community together and you may just find out something you didn’t know before.”

Wigan and Leigh local studies will also be on hand throughout the day to discuss their plans for the council’s archives service and to showcase their new research room in the former Life Centre.

It is organised by the Leigh For All heritage day committee, including the local Soroptimists, the town’s parish church and teams of volunteers.

The day has been funded with help from Wigan Council, Rotary Club of Leigh, Leigh Neighbours and Leigh Canal Festival and the attractions will include: vintage bus tours, local and family history fair, Astley Youth Band, Leigh town hall and parish church tower tours, vintage car rally, Pegasus World War Two displays, and vestry tea and cakes.