THIS picture of King Street in Leigh was taken on a morning in June 1950.

The photograph shows Spinning Jenny tile panel on a building on the corner of Spinning Jenny Way.

The building was subsequently demolished during the redevelopment of the town centre.

The tile panel was displayed inside Leigh Town Hall.

The former Eagle and Child pub is also shown in the image.

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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 visit