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A town in the Borough of Wigan, which is part of Greater Manchester, Leigh is a residential town with a rich industrial past. The town has a number of standing structures from the Victorian period and Leigh Town Hall is a major landmark in the area. The Bridgewater Canal has a number of now-defunct cotton mills towering over it while other major landmarks include the War Memorial, The Obelisk across Market Street and St. Joseph’s Church & St. Thomas’ Church, which stand on either side of Chapel Street.
Leigh has a number of private companies ranging from accountants and financial advisors to healthcare professionals and builders. There are building material suppliers in the town along with computer consultants while a number of graphic designers also have office space in the town. D. Wright Services has its offices in the area while Market Mix and Northern Kitchens Ltd. also work out of Leigh.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town offers a host of entertainment options including theatre, live music and cinema. Classic cinema offers entertainment for movie-buffs along with The Palace Cinema and Sems. BJ’s Bingo has a variety of games and entertainment options while Leigh Casino Club boasts live-music, comedy shows, and stage acts. Leigh also has a number of eateries that serve food from different parts of the world. Woo Hing is an eatery that serves up tasty Chinese cuisine while Leigh Tandoori offers food from different parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. There is American cuisine on offer at The Harvester and The Grill Room serves up a variety of English dishes cooked in the traditional way.
One of the largest towns in the UK without a railway station, Leigh is reliant on Atherton Railway Station for rail-links to Manchester and Wigan. The town gets waterway access to all parts of the county via the Bridgewater Canal while a healthy network of roads aid ground transportation, including the A579 and A578, with the latter branching out into the A572.