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This photograph is from the Leigh Chronicle 30 May 1919 edition and shows the German POWs leaving Leigh after the war has ended. The caption reads '800 German prisoners left Leigh on Saturday for Handforth, and 500 on Monday for Bala, North Wales. The remaining 50 will leave Leigh today, and the premises made ready for the Lilford Weaving Co. Ltd'.

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