THIS week’s picture comes via Nigel Slonker, all the way from New Zealand.

He is pictured on the black and white picture, dated 1969, as a young lad crossing the road.

Nigel tells us that the picture shows Howe Bridge railway station.

Nigel wrote: “This is a copy of a photograph taken from the Leigh side of Howe Bridge Railway station looking towards Atherton.

“Although the photograph says renewing the bridge, I think it was being removed. The young boy is myself with my father Geoff, no idea who took the photograph.”

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Pictures of nostalgic scenes in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley will be considered along with teams, clubs, and workplaces. We’d love to see images from the 80s and 90s.