Abram is a village and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan it lies on flat land on the northeast bank of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The urbanisation of Abram came with the Industrial Revolution as it was situated in the centre of a coal district but in the 20th century the coal mining industry demised so now you will find that Abram is now a commuter town due to it being close to Leigh, Wigan, Warrington and Manchester, so the population of the town has continued to grow.
Ashton-in-Makerfield is a town located in Greater Manchester and is a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. The place has been a centre for the manufacture of locks and hinges but it also sits on the Lancashire Coalfield so was its coal-mining district.
Aspull is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan it is surrounded by greenbelt and agricultural land seperated from Westhoughton on its southeast side. The ground raises from the south to north and reaches up to 400 feet and has views towards Winter Hills and the West Pennine Moors.
Astley is a settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan it is equidistant from Wigan and Manchester City centre as there are both 8.3 miles away. Even with the demise of the cotton mills and coalmines the population has continued to grow as part of a commuter belt, and in 2011 had an population of 11,270.
Atherton is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.< ="" span=""> Atherton was associated with coal mining and nail manufacturing since the 14th century, however Atherton’s last deep coal mine closed in 1966 and the final cotton mills closed in 1999. In current day the town is the third largest retail centre in the borough with almost 20% of those employed in the area.
Bickershaw is a village that is a suburb of Abram, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. The Bickershaw Festival was held in 1972 and today the village is the location of HMP Hindley that is a juvenile prison and Young Offenders Institution that serves the Greater Manchester area.
Bryn is a component ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, it is part of a larger town in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
Golbrone is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan the town owes the majority of its growth to the mining, textile industries and agriculture.
Haigh is a village and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It is located next to the village of Aspull, the western boundary is the River Douglas which separates the township from Wigan.
Leigh is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is situated on low-lying land to the north west of Chat Moss.
Lowton is a suburban village within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan Lowton’s history is closely connected with Bryom Manor, ancestral home of the Byroms that is a family which included peot John Byrom who invented of a system of shorthand.
Shevington is a village and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.
Standish is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, it is only a short distant between the towns of Chorley and Wigan but also not far from junction 27 on the M6 motoway.
Tyldesley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It is North of the Chat Moss near the foothills of the West Pennine Moors.