Leigh Memories

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I remember John Peach and the Turner boys, Michael and Mickey, from Chetnole. Stella Gould and Alan Garrett. A boy called Dale Vine who died from childhood leukaemia sadly and his brother Darren. Also Paul Benton who later died about 1977 from a horrible motorcycle accident in Yetminster.

I REMEMBER BEING AT LEIGH VC SCHOOL, I LIVED IN CHETNOLE,AND CAUGHT AN OLD FASHIONED COACH TO SCHOOL. I MISSED IT ONE DAY AND WALKED IN THE RAIN, I WAS DRENCHED TO THE SKIN AND SLOSHING IN MY SHOES !!! I WAS THERE IN 1972 AND FOUND I WAS ONE OF TWO PEOPLE IN THE YEAR TO PASS MY 11 PLUS EXAM ! I WENT TO LORD (...Read full memory)

I was talking to my mum, she was born in Leigh in 1927. Her parents had Bracken Heath, a small holding. Her mum was Dorothy Faulkner, and she was the school teacher until she retired in 1965. Anyway, my mum, Jean, recalls the maze and it's connections to ghostly carry ons. She believes that witches had (...Read full memory)

The village school was very small and later converted into a home, but I will always remember Mr Riley the headmaster, an ex-Policeman who drove a very flashy sportscar to school (Equipe- something on the badge?) The pupils were mainly farmers' sons and daughters and we did lots of crafts from cardboard. (...Read full memory)