THIS fantastic black and white picture of smiling classmates at Bedford High School in 1950 has been submitted to the Journal.

Reader Amy Knowles says the class photograph shows family friend John Kirkham on the second row down, far left.

John, now aged 83, lives at Morley’s Hall Farm, Astley.

Amy tells us he is still a working farmer.

n Do you have an old photographs you would like to share with the Journal 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.

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