Hindley, Low Hall, Abram, Hindley Green, Platt Bridge, Bickershaw, and Spring View.
The earliest surviving documentary reference to Hindley dates from the year 1212. All Saints Church, built by public subscription in 1641 and rebuilt in 1766, was, from the time of its founding, a centre of Puritanism.
Much residential development has taken place in recent years, here and in nearby Hindley Green. The area to the north is particularly attractive, including picturesque Borsdane Wood and Hindley golf course, centred on 18th century Hindley Hall.
Hindley has its own baths, railway station and also a sports centre, which it shares with a local high school. It has always shared many connections with neighbouring Abram, most notably Hindley and Abram Grammar School –now an educational resource centre for teachers.
Abram is a former mining village located alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal. In 1908 75 miners died in an explosion at the Maypole Colliery, one of the best documented of all pit disasters. The village has an historic association of traditional morris dancing and is home to Abram Morris Dancers. The Abram Circle dance also comes from Abram and is renowned to Morris Dancers. You can see the Morris Dancers logo on the boundary signs at each entrance to the village.
Until 1992 mining took place at nearby Bickershaw Colliery, but much of the area surrounding Abram is agricultural or reclaimed land, including part of the wildlife reserve known as Wigan Flashes.