Leigh Village

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Village Hall

All Saints Church is the closest thing the Leigh has to a village hall. Residents are currently working together to raise funds to maintain and renovate the church building so that it can be used for community events and private parties as well as for religious purposes.

The Leigh has never been home to a dedicated community hall. In the forties and fifties there was a ‘recreational hut’ close to the Foresters Arms, but this burnt down in the late 1970s. Plans to build a village hall were outlined in the 1950s, but mothballed due to financial difficulties.


Inns / Pubs

The Foresters Arms (Malmesbury Road) is still open. Established in 1881.

The Three Horseshoes (Leigh Crossroads) 1848 – 1960. Historical data suggests this pub was older, and previously called the Three Cups.


Schools

Leigh School opened in 1894 on a plot of land next to the church. This was two years before the village church was relocated onto Swan Lane from the site at The Chancel.

It was never a big school, and only designed to teach two classrooms of 30 pupils in each.

In the early 1970s, the school became a primary only (for ages 4-11), and older children were transferred to specialist secondary schools. It was closed completely in 2004 following decades of discussions about the feasibility of keeping the school open for such a small community.



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