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Pensioners' Link to hold WW1 commemoration event in Leigh Library

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6:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

A COMMEMORATION day to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War is being held at Leigh Library.

Motorbike ride to honour soldiers killed in First World War

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2:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

ARMED with just a motorbike, two wreaths and 100 poppies, two men are hoping to complete a daring ride.

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

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10:30am Monday 7th July 2014

PUPILS at an Atherton school have performed songs, drama pieces and readings based on what they have learnt about the First World War.

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

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

6:20am Friday 27th June 2014

A SOLDIER, awarded the highest military honour for bravery, is to have a road named after him.

VIDEO: Volunteers hard at work to digitalise rare Leigh records

Leigh Journal: Volunteers Timothy Sen, Susan Berry and Peter Spencer

3:10pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

IN a small room in the Turnpike Centre a group of volunteers are working away to digitalise a very rare set of documents.

Pupils read war poems at commemorative service

Leigh Journal: 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

11:20am Tuesday 24th June 2014

CHILDREN from a Tyldesley school have read their own poems at a commemorative service.

Leigh MP urges residents to visit war graves

Leigh Journal: Andy Burnham with Chris Hawes from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Lowton St Mary`s

6:20am Monday 23rd June 2014

LEIGH MP Andy Burnham is urging people to visit commonwealth war graves.

First World War workshops teach Leigh pupils horrors of front line

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

10:40am Monday 9th June 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have taken part in an interactive workshop to commemorate the First World War.

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

Leigh Journal: D-Day - credit MOD

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Live updates as Europe remembers the sacrifices made by the the armed forces on D-Day 70 years ago

Women on warpath to protect Leigh memorial garden

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

6:10am Friday 30th May 2014

WOMEN are on the warpath to make sure a memorial to victims of international conflict is shown the respect it deserves.

A look back in time: 1914

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

5:08pm Thursday 29th May 2014

THE First World War of 1914-18, alias ‘The Great War’ and ‘The war to end all wars’, took a heavy toll of life from people in Leigh, Tyldesley and Atherton, both at home and away.

Bidding opens for council grants to mark First World War centenary

Leigh Journal: World War One poppies to be planted across Bushey

7:30am Thursday 15th May 2014

THE first round of bidding for grants to commemorate the First World War has begun.

Leigh school receives funding to mark First World War centenary

Leigh Journal: Poppies grow in Flanders Fields

12:40pm Saturday 10th May 2014

PUPILS at a Leigh school will take part in a variety of activities to mark the centenary of the First World War, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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

Leigh Journal: Royal British Legion
Poppy Appeal (4353536)

12:20pm Saturday 29th March 2014

STORIES of First World War casualties who are buried in the borough are to be told for the first time.

Rare tribunal records reveal First World War impact on Leigh

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

10:20am Wednesday 29th January 2014

AFTER the Great War, records that documented the tribunals of men appealing against conscription into the army were ordered to be destroyed.

'Brave women' of First World War to be remembered

Leigh Journal: Remembrance Sunday in Ongar

6:20pm Monday 20th January 2014

A HISTORIAN is looking for people with relatives that nursed the injured or drove ambulances in the First World War.

Photographic display shows how First World War changed society

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

2:30pm Monday 20th January 2014

HOW the First World War changed society is being explored at the Imperial War Museum North.

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