Thank you Stewart, from Primrose Hill Nursery for your generous donation of some splendid hanging baskets to High Legh Village Hall. WA16 6LR
They are very much appreciated. Primrose Hill Nursery is on the A50 near M6 J20/M56 J9. The Nursery is open to the public and trade customers for sales of plants and shrubs 7 days a week.
The various commemoration events that are taking place this year have prompted James Percival to compile some memories of High Legh School, over 3 generations. His fascinating story, pictures and reflections are recounted below.
If you have a recent or long ago memory or photograph of High Legh that you would like to share, and you are confident that everyone pictured or named in your item would be happy for the story to be shared, then please send it to me and I will publish it on this website.
Thank you James for your suggestion. I hope this may encourage others to share their stories.
From James Percival
I visit the High Legh Community website quite frequently for news, and I was particularly interested in the 50th anniversary of High Legh CP school moving to its current site. I am only sorry that I found out too late to attend the anniversary celebrations. For one thing the date cleared up something in my own life history that I was uncertain about. Having taught in primary schools for 10 years I often wondered if Cheshire Local Education Authority operated the common ‘rising 5’ policy of children starting full-time education in the term after their 5th birthday. I was born in December 1962 and under this policy I would have started school in January 1968. I now realise that this was not the case and I therefore must have started in Mrs Turner’s class in September 1968, thus just missing the opening of the new school. That I can remember, for I witnessed the school being built, and I can recall my mother telling me that I would start soon after the school opened.
Help bring some Summertime Cheer to your Neighbours
All High Legh Residents are invited to our Village Hall on
Thursday 26th July.
Tea/Coffee, chat and home made cake are all on offer from 10.30am
No charge, although you may wish to leave a small donation.
Do contact Doreen or Trish on 755983 if you need help with transport.
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