YOUNG and old gathered last Friday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Leigh.

In the Derby Rooms at Leigh Turnpike Centre people reflected upon the atrocities of the Nazi Concentration Camps during the Second World War.

But the event also remembered all  who have suffered in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur and Armenia.

Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust has organised separate commemorations at Leigh and also at Wigan Town Hall.

At Leigh, Wigan and Leigh College students took part in the ceremony with readings and songs.

Mayor of Wigan, Leigh Clr Myra Whiteside, was at both events and read out Wigan Council's Statement of Commitment in honour and recognition of the victims of all atrocities.