THIS picture shows men laying a new gas main in Millers Lane in Atherton.

The photograph was captured in 1951.

The pipes on the left are sat next to a wooden fence.

And further down the lane a lorry is parked up.

Do you know anyone who lived in this area at the time?

If so, do you remember this work being carried out?

Feel free to contact us by emailing with your memories.

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

You are welcome to email us with your name, what the image shows, what you like about it and what year it was taken.

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 images from across the borough, visit