THIS picture of the old Leigh railway station was taken around 1960.

It was snapped by Ron Hurdus, from Leigh, who emigrated to Australia in 1966, where he still lives.

The station was named Bedford Leigh when it opened in 1864 and was changed to Leigh and Bedford in 1876 before becoming Leigh in 1914.

It closed in 1969 with no replacement for the town introduced since.

Do you have an old photograph 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 what year it was taken.

Please also mention what memories you have from the photograph.

We will consider using pictures taken in Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley, Hindley and surrounding areas from a different era.

To view pictures from the Wigan and Leigh Archives and Local Studies collection which features photographs from across the borough visit