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I wonder where my class mates from Leigh school are now (ie the Years from 1940 to 1946) Ken Hatton ,John Beadle May Botting Judy Behag, Margaret Harrinton, Mildred and Audrey Everest John Couling Eileen Huggett and John Hugget.

In the Leigh Surrey Website headed "History from Parishioners" is a photo of the Forge, Leigh taken around 1900. The people in the picture from right to left are; In the doorway Mr Frank Flint who later ran the Petrol station Mr George Flint the village blacksmith who was badly kicked by a shire horse and (...Read full memory)

The last name on the World War 1 memorial in Leigh Church is Rifleman William Winkworth. Mr Winkworth from Ashford in Kent was for a time a baker at Dawes Green ,Leigh. He married Bessie Lemmon and for a while just before WW1 lived in the Old Shepherds Cottage, Tapners Road Leigh. (...Read full memory)

My sister and I used to spend every summer in Leigh, so much so that we even attended the School. I think it helped that our granny was Mrs Faulkner (Dorothy)the Infant school teacher. Grampy was Sandy, our mum Jean was born and brought up in or very near Leigh. Till she met dad, they married at Leigh church and moved to (...Read full memory)

There were quite a number of bombs dropped in and around Leigh during WW2. This was probably due to hostile aircraft jettison bombs after leaving London or Croydon area. The largest was in the orchard just past Leigh Church which blocked church road for about a week. There were also several smaller bombs in (...Read full memory)

My great grandfather was the village blacksmith from the 1870's until his death in Dec 1909. In 1925 my grandfather, Mr F G Flint, changed the blacksmiths to a small garage and Petrol station, he also ran a taxi service. He lived in the Forge Cottage adjoining the garage. During the second world (...Read full memory)