THIS photograph of Bradshawgate in Leigh, looking from Civic Square, was taken in 1981.

It was snapped by Paul Hook, from Leigh.

He said: “I took this photograph on a quiet Sunday morning taking in a bit of window shopping and enjoying the peace and quietness.

“There aren’t any major changes to today’s scene apart from shop names and different goods on sale.”

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

We will consider using pictures taken in 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.

If you have any background information about the scene or any of your memories from the time you spent there please also include that in your email.

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