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Friday, September 18th, 2009

It’s a shame about Woolworths, the ex-woolies store on Bradshawgate in Leigh is now looking very sad. I’ve heard that there are a number of interested parties looking at moving into the empty shop.

10/1 it’ll be a Poundland….

The woolies in Bolton was a pretty big store on two levels, I wonder what’ll happen to that?


Monday, June 15th, 2009

What’s going on around here? First it was Fred from Granada News – in Tyldesley, then HM the Queen in Leigh – opening the new Leigh Sports Village. Then to top it off last week we had that posh bloke (well his name is anyway) from Channel 4’s River Cottage. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall visited an allotment in Westleigh. Who next? Answers on a postcard please…

Here is a link….

Leigh Journal

Summer’s finally arrived!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Yes, it’s official the good weather is here, how long for I don’t know, but I’ve made the most of it by going out with my camera. The light was brilliant this morning, all the colours of the fields with the deep blue sky as a backdrop. All the buttercups are in flower and look very nice – have a look…

You can view my online gallery here :

Tyldesley on the telly!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I was tipped off to watch Granada Reports @ 6 last night. It featured Fred (I can’t remember his last name, but you may remember him leaping about on the British Isles (This Morning, Mersey Docks) a few years ago. Fred visits a different place in the North West each week (in a red 1960’s bubble car) and viewers have to guess where Fred is. This week it was Tyldesley’s turn. Freds article reminded me how much history has played in the towns past, from the vast coal mining pits, to the cotton mills that, unfortunately have now gone from our sky line.  If you missed the programme, here is a picture of Fred on Tyldesley Market….

Fred on Tyldesley Market, Broadcast 12-05-09

Fred on Tyldesley Market, Broadcast 12-05-09