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Caption for Leek, Derby Street C1955: There are two interesting churches in Leek. All Saints Church dates from the 1880s and is decorated in the Arts and Crafts style, with glass by Morris & Co. The parish church, dedicated to St Edward the Confessor, is mainly 14th century, though the chancel was rebuilt during the 19th century.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Leek

I arrived in Leek, or more precisely Leek Brook, aged 4 in 1931. Later went to Miss Rainer's school. Father was sales manager at Joshua Wardle (later director). Many happy memories of Leek and its surroundings until I left for the army in 1945, never to live there again. Nevertheless have visited many times, largely (...Read full memory)

At the beginning of the war I was evacuated to Leek. I was only there until the Christmas but I remember going to school in a building called the Nicholson Institute and I stayed with some lovely people called Wagstaffe near Balls End Park. They had a shop where they sold and repaired watches. I remember that we used to go for walks on Sunday afternoons to Rudyard Lake. Audrey Frost

I was born in Leek and went to St lukes school and then onto Milner girls in Springfield road. Did anyone else out there go to either of these schools.

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