Tries, Teams and Trophies - RL in Wigan Borough

Tries, Teams and Trophies - RL in Wigan Borough

Rugby League and history lovers can enjoy a new exhibition at the Museum of Wigan Life which celebrates the history of the sport in the borough.

Tries, Teams and Trophies - Rugby League in Wigan Borough opened earlier this month showcasing the history of Wigan Warriors, Leigh Centurions and the town's local amateur sides.

Visitors to the exhibition, taking place in the run up to the local Rugby League World Cup 2013 fixtures, can discover original memorabilia from Jim Slevin, Andy Gregory and other giants of the game.

Lynda Jackson, Community History Manager at the museum, said: "It's already been a successful year for rugby league in the borough, with our local teams doing us proud and in November the Rugby League World Cup will put Wigan and Leigh on the international stage.

"I'm delighted that we've been able to put this exhibition together to bring to life the history of the sport for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who lent memorabilia and other items for display!"

Museum of Wigan Life is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am -5pm and Saturday 11am - 3pm and the exhibition will run until Saturday 11th January 2014. More information can be found by visiting www.wlct.org/wiganmuseum

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