THIS photograph shows the old swimming baths building on Silk Street in Leigh.

It was taken in 1982 by Paul Hook, five years after the baths closed in 1977 as part of a cost-cutting measure.

The Wilko store is now housed at the site.

Paul said: “I have lived in Leigh all my life and visited the baths on numerous occasions spending many hours there as a youth.

“I have many good memories of my Saturday visits. It is gone but not forgotten.”

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

We would love to see your pictures that show Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley and surrounding areas from a different era.

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

Any background information about the scene or your memories from the time you spent there would also be appreciated.