Archives: Wigan & Leigh


Archives: Wigan & Leigh manage, care for and provide access to the Wigan Borough’s historic archives, photographic and local studies collections.


“Our services are managed by Wigan Council. The Archives Service is based in Leigh Town Hall, and we operate two Local Studies services, one in Leigh Library and one at the Museum of Wigan Life. Wigan & Leigh Archives Online was developed by us to increase access to our collections, including historic photographs, archival records and secondary sources held by local studies. The First World War database was made possible thanks to funding from the Wigan Council First World War Commemoration Fund.”