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First World War Centenary

View writing groups First World War DVD at Tyldelsey Library

View writing groups First World War DVD at Tyldelsey Library

Head teacher Helen Phillips presents John Medling and Janet Evans with copies of the book

School’s tribute to former pupils who fought in wars

The Rev Reg Sinclair and artist Len Derbyshire

Poppies pinned in remembrance at Atherton church

Last post to be played in Tyldesley for Remembrance Sunday

Last post to be played in Tyldesley for Remembrance Sunday

Exhibition of war memorabilia to be held in Astley

Exhibition of war memorabilia to be held in Astley

Joe Dunn with his grandfather's medals

Grandson to parade medals that fallen Leigh soldier never saw

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Pupils Mia Kelly, Cerys Hickey and Shannon Kelly with a hand of poppies

VIDEO: Audience are brought to tears by pupils’ songs at Leigh centenary event

First World War service to be held at Lowton church

First World War service to be held at Lowton church

Artist Peter Butterworth at the exhibition

Community artwork to mark centenary on display in Leigh

Organisers Margaret Molyneux, Jill Pettitt, Dorothy Bowker, Hannah Turner and Joyce Hayes

Plans come together for Great War-themed heritage day

The war memorial outside Top Chapel, Tyldesley, circa 1919 which was later moved to Tyldesley Cemetery (picture courtesy of Wigan Archives and Local Studies)

Article highlights war victims buried in borough's cemeteries

Galaxy ridden by Capt Nick Watson of the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery receives the Honorary PDSA Dickin Medal on behalf of WWI war horse Warrior. Picture courtesy of Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

World War horse to get 'animal VC' for gallantry

A candle-lit vigil was held at Leigh cenotaph

Lights go out as Leigh remembers 100 years on

The Houses of Parliament were plunged in to darkness. Picture courtesy of Press Association.

VIDEO: Lights out for WW1 anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join Prince Harry at the Tower of London today

Royals plant ceramic poppies to mark lives lost in First World War

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Prince William was joined by wife Kate at the Allies' Memorial at Cointe.

VIDEO: Duke and Duchess attend WWI memorial service in Belgium

Prime Minister David Cameron reads a passage during a service for the Commonwealth to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. Photo courtesy of Russell Cheyne/PA Wire

Dignitaries gather to mark anniversary of the start of the First World War

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Lights out to mark centenary of outbreak of First World War

Lights out to mark centenary of outbreak of First World War

Leigh Library

Pensioners' Link to hold WW1 commemoration event in Leigh Library

Adrian and Dave saddle up for a practice run

Motorbike ride to honour soldiers killed in First World War

Alex Hurst and Shannon Staveley prepare for the show

VIDEO: First World War explored through song and dance at Atherton school

Private Alfred Wilkinson (courtesy of Wigan and Leigh Archive Service)

First World War soldier to have Bickershaw road named in his honour

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Volunteers Timothy Sen, Susan Berry and Peter Spencer

VIDEO: Volunteers hard at work to digitalise rare Leigh records

Andy Burnham MP with the pupils, Michaela Edwards, Nicola Hewitt and Wendy Wilkinson from the Royal British Legion and Keith Houghton MBE, parade marshal and Poppy Appeal organiser

Pupils read war poems at commemorative service

Andy Burnham with Chris Hawes at Lowton St Mary`s

Leigh MP urges residents to visit war graves

Nick Riding, Jack Hayes, Lewis Roe, Jessica Seddon and Diane Strettle

First World War workshops teach Leigh pupils horrors of front line

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

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Leigh Soroptimists Avis Freeman, Gill Bowyer, Margaret Molyneux and Marlene Downey

Women on warpath to protect Leigh memorial garden

Crowds line King Street in Leigh town centre in 1915 as captured German prisoners of war are escorted towards the canal bridge heading for a camp at Lilford Weaving shed

A look back in time: 1914

The council hopes to fund projects which will raise awareness of the centenary

Bidding opens for council grants to mark First World War centenary

Pupils will take part in a variety of activities including planting poppies

Leigh school receives funding to mark First World War centenary

The stories of First World War casualties buried in the borough to be told

Cemetery tour will tell stories of First World War casualties buried in the borough

An example of the rare records that should have been destroyed (picture courtesy of Wigan Archives)

Rare tribunal records reveal First World War impact on Leigh

The group will lay wreaths in memory of their relatives

'Brave women' of First World War to be remembered

One of the pictures shows women workers stacking oil cakes at an oil and cake factory in Lancashire in 1918

Photographic display shows how First World War changed society

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