THIS photograph captures a Rose Queen event at Bag Lane Methodist Church in Atherton.

The picture of the community event was taken in 1978.

The 41-year-old image shows boys, girls and others involved in the running of the event with the Rose Queen in the middle.

They are all dressed in their finest clothes for the popular occasion.

The Journal is including an old photograph in the paper every week showing Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley and surrounding areas from a different era.

Do you have an old photograph that you would like to share with us that you think would fit well on this page?

If you do, please email your picture to with your name, what the image shows and the year it was taken.

Please share any background information that you have about the scene or any of your memories from the time you spent there.

To view pictures from the Wigan and Leigh Archives and Local Studies collection visit