Jon Ponting websites
These pages show basic information about Leigh’s history, landscape, location and places of interest. We are constantly on the lookout for more input to feed into these pages.
Please contact us if you would like to add content. In particular we would love to start including old images and maps.
We have split the current content into twelve sections. You can select from the following categories:
Location Where in the world is Leigh?
Boundaries How big is Leigh and who are it’s neighbours?
Pronunciation Leigh, Leigh, Lee, Lie, let’s call the whole thing off
Landscape Why have so many mineral companies set up quarries close by?
Local Archaeology Old records tell of an older village Woodrow which no longer exists
Public Buildings No halls, no shops, no schools, so what does the Leigh have?
Farming How agriculture shaped the village
Woodland No woodland is left in the village, but that wasn’t always the case
Roads There’s only a handful of them in the Leigh, but they all lead somewhere
|Lost & Found|
|Save Leigh Church|
|Life at Leigh|
|Oak & Furrows|
|Places to eat|