Wigan and Leigh Archives Online

Civic Histories: Wigan Borough Mayoral Project

In 2016 Wigan Archives & Local Studies launched the Civic Histories: Wigan Borough Mayoral Project, in partnership with Wigan Council Democratic Services.

Over the coming months Archives & Local Studies Volunteers will be working to document the Borough's civic history.

Volunteers hope to compile biographies of every Mayor to hold office in Wigan and Leigh, in addition to all the Chairs of the former urban and rural districts. We will digitise photographs and other documents and create a full record of the individuals who have served their communities in public office.

If you are interested in getting involved in the project and helping to research our civic history, please contact us at archives@wigan.gov.uk

You can find more information about the role of the Mayor of Wigan Borough here.