Poignant final journey revealed as funeral is set for former long-standing Wigan Council leader

Arrangements have been made for the funeral of Lord Peter Smith, who was leader of Wigan Council for 27 years.

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 4:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 9:18 am
Lord Peter Smith

The 76-year-old died earlier this month, after spending decades of his life involved with local politics both in the borough and further afield.

The cortege will leave the family's home in Leigh at noon on Friday, August 27 and pass Leigh Sports Village, which Lord Smith was instrumental in creating.

A service will begin at 12.30pm at Leigh Parish Church, which will be broadcast outside for people wishing to attend.

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Afterwards, family and friends will go to a committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium to say their final goodbyes.

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