Lowton and Golborne
Thurday 31st May from 3pm
The borough receives the Olympic Torch in Lowton on Winwick Lane with pupils from local schools and dignitaries and the first ten Torchbearers will carry the Flame through to Golborne. Schoolchildren will line the route and 70 Squadron Air Training Corp will be in attendance. Golborne Brass Band will be playing. The Flame then goes into Convoy Mode (inside a vehicle) until Dover Lock at Abram.
Thursday 31st May
Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame along the main road from Dover Lock. Celebratory events are being organised by the church and community groups and will be centred around Abram Church on Warrington Road with music and dancing.
Art Exhibition - Abram Church, 10am to 3 pm & 4 pm to 6pm Displays by children from local schools and Abram’s art class. Refreshments will be available.
Further along the route, there will be music and dancing by Holy Family school children at the Bickershaw Lane junction as the Torch goes through the village.
Olympics and Jubilee Quiz – The Bucks Head, 9pm
Test your knowledge and carry on the celebrations at the quiz night; free supper - cash prizes……Come and join in the fun.
Friday 1st June, Saturday 2nd June
Art Exhibition - Abram Church, 10am to 4pm (as Thursday)
Thursday 31st May, 10am - 12 noon, Mesnes Park
Local schools have been invited to take part in various sports-related activities, including 100 metres, 110 metre hurdles, Active Living activities and Wigan Athletic Community Trust representation.
Thursday 31st May, 1pm - 5pm, Market Place & Wigan Life Centre Piazza
There will be lots to see and do in the time before the Torch arrives. There's musoc from the Anvil Street Drummers and acitivites from ABL Health, “All about us” film and art workshops, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Wigan Youth Zone, School Travel Plan and Sustainable Transport advice from Wigan Council, cycle demonstrations from Alan's Bikes and representatives from the NHS.
In the Market Place, there's a major activity from Wigan Youth Zone. A double decker bus will become a climbing wall and a base station for a zip wire. People can try out the activities as a taster for what will be available when the Youth Zone opens.
Once these events coming to an end, members of the public will then be directed to the Torch Relay Route as the Torch comes up Wallgate and down Library Street past the town hall.
4.20pm - The Mayor, civic leaders and guests will be on the town hall steps as the Torch Relay passes.
Thursday 31st May, 10am - 12noon, Alexandra Park Newtown
The Fit 4 Fun Academy young people will take part in Olympic themed sports and then line the streets for the Olympic Torch Relay
Thursday 31st May, 3pm - 6pm, Sunshine House / Schofield Lane / Manchester Road
Members of the Scholes community are invited to meet at Sunshine House, register and then collect flags and streamers. Everyone will then be directed to various points along the route. St Catharine's Primary School will be dressing their school's fencing in sporting and patriotic ways.
Along the route in Scholes there will be singers, folk groups, dancers and the Art to Art community group. There will be photo opportunities with sports and arts people. After the Torch has passed there will be food and drinks at Sunshine House.
Events are planned at Walmsley Park from 1.30pm - so come along to support the young people.
Thursday 31st May, 3.30pm - 6pm, around Hindley town centre
There will be a party to greet the Torchbearer at the 'Welcome to Hindley' sign. Hindley Veterans will be giving a salute outside Hindley town hall. There will be a 'best-dressed' shop competition - why not get the flags out for the Jubilee as well?
Student and charity fundraiser Cameron Foster from Hindley will be one of the Torchbearers people can see. It's expected that he will be in the Cross Street/Market Street area. Staff and pupils from his old school, Westleigh High, will be lining the route to cheer him on.
Fred Longworth school from Tyldesley will be sending its brass band to play and sports clubs from Leigh will be attending in full kit.
Schools from Hindley and Hindley Green will also be lining the route.
The Torch route goes along Danes Avenue and there's a party and street theatre planned here.
Saturday 2nd June, 10am - 4pm
Four events will all be promoted under one heading: “Hindley Community Olympics”. Hockery Brock pub – BBQ and Buckin’ Bronco. Bird I’th Hand pub – War Veterans event. St Peter’s Pavilion – Wigan Athletic and other local clubs will be taking part in mini coaching sessions with members of the public. Amberswood Common – disabled fishing, guided walks, archery and bush craft activities.
Thursday 31st May, 5.30pm - 7pm, Abraham Guest Academy
The official opening of the Allotment with Fit 4 Fun’s Legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Award Celebration based on young peoples achievements linked to the values of the Games. Wigan Lisa Nandy MP will be attending.
Away from the route
We'll keep you up to date with events around the borough. There's a party in Jubilee Park in Ashton, Worsley Mesnes Schools are coming together for events and there's a week of Olympic themed activity at Leigh Sports Village. And schools in areas such as Leigh and Hindley Green have already said that they will be lining the route and cheering on the Torch.
Don't forget as well on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June: DiamondFest in Wigan with the best bands and live acts in the town centre from early afternoon and Jubi-Leigh on the Civic Square in Leigh from 7pm with family entertainment and schools' music. Both ends culminate in the lighting of a Beacon for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.