We have a number of newspapers on microfilm available.
Every year from 1852 when the Leigh Chronicle was first published to 1963 when the newspaper folded a diary of local events was created containing a list of notable events that had taken place that year. For example, on the 23rd February 1866, 26 head of cattle were lowered into a local coal mine to avoid contagion from foot and mouth!
Royal visits to the Wigan Area, 1873 - 2005
Index of visits made to the Wigan area by members of the Royal Family from 1873 - 2005.