IT is back to school time and here is a cracking old photograph which features a class dating back to the 1950s.

The picture depicts a class at the Chowbent Unitarian School for juniors and infants in Atherton.

The photograph was taken in 1952.

Did you attend the school, and do you recognise any of the young faces pictured here?

nDo you have an old photographs 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.

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

Pictures can be of old school classes, public events, sports teams or anything related to local history.

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