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Leigh Parish Church and The Boar's Head
Leigh is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester (originally in Lancashire). It was formerly noted for the cotton industry and coal mining.

LGBT history

Allan Horsfall speaking at Croydon Area Gay Society, December 2008, with a copy of the Leigh Reporter

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies was educated at the local Grammar School.[1]

In 1965 the local paper, the Leigh Reporter, covered Allan Horsfall's campaigning work with a full-width front-page article.[2]


  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2004/jun/19/classicalmusicandopera.proms2004 Stephen Moss, "Sounds and silence" The Guardian 2 November 2009
  2. David Dutton, ‘Homosexuals and the Law’, Leigh Reporter, 6 February 1965, quoted in Amiable Warriors Volume One, page 123.