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Long Lost Histories: Church Fields, Leigh

Church Fields was a local landmark in Leigh, an open green space which was enjoyed by the local population for centuries.  As Leigh developed into an industrialised urban hub in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the land around Church Fields became a distant memory. 2,436 more words

Social History

parkrun - Pennington Flash

For information on this parkrun course, see the official parkrun page below:


This parkrun involves three laps of a small part of the grounds at Pennington Flash. 156 more words

Eyes That Lie And Lips That Deny

The eyes are windows to our soul. It never lies. You just need to have the guts to decode the message that lies within. It’s up to you if you want to perceive it in a very positive note or truthfully. 207 more words

Spilled Ink

Wealdway - Hartlake to Leigh

Distance: 14.7 km

Steps: 27,734

Maps: OS Explorer 136, 147


The wood to the west of Hartlake Bridge is tiny. Maybe 200 metres x 50 metres. 382 more words



Leigh Hunt’s visitors in Friendship with Keats and Shelley containing contributions no less memorable than Byron’s “Vision of Judgment” and Shelley’s Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive Leigh Hunt’s Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats, Odiferous definition at Dictionary, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. 336 more words


The Journey Begins

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Reflecting upon the last five or so years has led me to this point, right here, with this blog. Do I expect people to find and read it? 141 more words


Is integrity dead? | Leigh (Bella) St John

That’s a question I found I was asking myself recently, “Is integrity dead?  Does anyone actually value keeping their word, and doing what they say they will do?” While consulting to a various organisations recently, I have been coming across a surprisingly large number of truly lovely people who simply lack integrity – not just …