We have a number of newspapers on microfilm available.

Diary of local events in the Leigh Chronicle

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.

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