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140th Birthday

A trip down memory lane: David Hodgkinson

A trip down memory lane: Malcolm Ryding

Mike Hulme

A trip down memory lane: Mike Hulme

Brenda Catherall

A trip down memory lane: Brenda Catherall

A trip down memory lane: Gordon Sharrock

A trip down memory lane: Peter Mensforth

Tom Alcock

Our favourite stories

Hayley Smith with Prime Minister David Cameron

When Hayley met David

Editor Hayley Smith

The age of the internet and social media

A look back in time: 1994

A look back in time: 1984

Her Majesty the Queen greets the crowds in Leigh

A look back in time: 1977

Alex Murphy raises the Rugby League Challenge Cup

A look back in time: 1971/1982

Ken Dodd visits Leigh

A look back in time: 1971

The rescue in Howe Bridge

A look back in time: 1960s

James Hilton

A look back in time: 1954

The Duke of Edinburgh visits Mosley Common Colliery

A look back in time: 1954

A look back in time: 1945

Photographs were printed of servicemen who had been wounded, taken prisoner or reported missing or killed

A look back in time: 1944

A look back in time: 1941

A look back in time: 1934

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

A rescue team from Maypole Colliery, Abram at the Pretoria

A look back in time: 1910

A look back in time: 1905

A look back in time: 1904

A look back in time: 1884

Leigh Journal celebrates 140th birthday

A look back in time: 1874

The Leigh Journal office on Railway Road

A look back in time: 1874

Letters sent to WF Tillotson from Wilkie Collins and to WF Tillotson from Thomas Hardy

A look back in time: 1870

Year two Westleigh St Paul’s pupils Aurora Todd, Leah Stephenson, Brooke Wright, Gary Dawber and Deacan Hayes

Schoolchildren get creative to make birthday cards

Atherton WI celebrated its 22nd birthday in February

Birthday wishes: 'We hope you can continue for many years to come'

Tommy Sale

Birthday wishes: Journal 'has been good to me'

Lord Peter Smith

Birthday wishes: 'Few things in life last 140 years'

Collins and Darwell director Chris Travers

Birthday wishes: 'Journal has kept the public informed about the things that matter'

Wigan Council chief executive Donna Hall

Birthday wishes: Journal 'champions the town'

Leigh MP Andy Burnham

Birthday wishes: 'An asset to the people of Leigh'

Golborne Village Committee members Josh Taylor, Joyce Smith and Clr Yvonne Klieve with Barbara Taylor

Our very own cake to celebrate

Trevor Barton

Birthday wishes: Journal ‘a great institution’

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