COMMUNITY groups braved the rain at the annual Leigh for All heritage day on Saturday.

Stalls were set up at Civic Square from 10am to 3pm which included a vintage car rally and a Pegasus military display.

Organisations present on the day were Monument Men, Leigh and district club at Soroptimist International group and the Damhouse in Astley.

The Rotary Club of Leigh, Leigh Neighbours Project and Leigh Family History Society were in attendance too.

There were performances by WigLe Dance CIC at St Mary the Virgin’s Church. There were also tower tours at the site which featured the oldest room in Leigh – the bell-ringing chamber – that dates back to the early 16th century.

Wigan Council’s archives and local studies showcased the future of Leigh’s town hall which is expected to reopen after a refurbishment in 2020. The local authority were also encouraging residents to give their opinions on how the Believe in Leigh fund should be spent on the town centre.

The celebration of Leigh’s past was funded by the World War One Commemoration Fund and was supported by the council.