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Things to see in Leigh

Leigh is a town inside the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England. It is over ten kilometers southeast of Wigan. It is located near Chat Moss.

1. Coal mines

Coal mines

There had been mines in this area since the twelfth century. Coal mining industry and coal mining turned into the biggest economy of Leigh. Parsonage Colliery, the last mine to be soaked in Leigh, was one of the deepest mines in the country. The degree of the mining in Parsonage Colliery expanded fifty years ago. Parsonage Colliery was a coal mine working on the Lancashire Coalfield. Mine pit was near to the town centre.

3. Leigh Town Hall

Leigh Town Hall

Leigh Town Hall stands confronting the area church over the Civic Square at the intersection with Market Street in Leigh. It was intended for Leigh Borough Council. Work on the building started in 1904. It is Grade II Listed building. The town lobby, outlined in the Edwardian Baroque style, has two primary exteriors. It is a building with three stories high with cellars.

5. Leigh Sports Village

Leigh Sports Village

Leigh Sports Village is a recreational area in Leigh and home to three sport clubs. Novice rugby association club, Leigh East and beginner sports club, Leigh Harriers are located here.Leigh Centurions Rugby League club is also settled in this village.You can visit Leigh Sports Center.

2. Bickershaw Colliery

Bickershaw Colliery

Bickershaw Colliery was a coal mine, found in Leigh, in the area of Lancashire, England. Bickershaw is found on the Wigan Coalfield and it is known for deep mining area. The primary mining work was performed by Turner and Ackers.

4. Leigh Union workhouse

Leigh Union workhouse

Leigh Union workhouse, otherwise called the Leigh workhouse and Leigh Hospital, was a workhouse dated from 1850 by the Leigh Poor Law Union. It is very popular attraction.

Leigh is a piece of Lancashire, Leigh was initially the core of church area in England. Leigh turned into the authority name for the town in spite of the fact that it had been connected to the range of Pennington and Westleigh. The town turned into a urban area in 1894.

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